Anne Fine has won the Smarties Book Prize, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and, twice, the Carnegie Medal. She has twice been voted Children's Author of the Year and her book "Madame Doubtfire" was turned into a Hollywood film, "Mrs Doubtfire". Anne lives in County Durham. Paul Howard has illustrated a number of stories for Walker, including "The Bravest Ever Bear" (Winner of the Best Book to Read Aloud category of the Blue Peter Book Awards) and Trish Cooke's "Full, Full, Full of Love". He lives in Belfast.
"Paul Howard's expressive, well-characterized pencil illustrations complement Fine's seamless text. Younger readers are too rarely offered treats of this calibre" Books for Keeps"