M. P. ROBERTSONA was born in Parsons Green, London. He studied Graphic Design at Hounslow Borough College, where he discovered a love for illustrated books. After leaving Hounslow he spent a year drawing in museums, cathedrals and on the underground before specialising in illustration at Kingston Polytechnic. Among the influences on his style are Mervyn Peake, Heath Robinson and Odile Redon. He believes that more than merely decorating a book, illustration should be integral to the narrative. Among is books for Frances Lincoln areA The EggA (9781845077990), The Great Dragon RescueA (9781845073794) andA The Dragon SnatcherA (9781845075767); Hieronymus Betts and his Unusual PetsA (9781845075774),A Big Brave BrianA (9781845079956),A The SandcastleA (9781845078003)A and Food ChainA (9781847801654). He lives in Bradford on Avon with his partner and two sons. SALLY SYMES studied graphic design and editorial design at Brighton Polytechnic, and is the author of many bestselling books, includingA The Gooey Chewy Rumble Plop Book, theA Icky Sticky SnotA andA Blook BookA andA Something Beginning with Blue, all illustrated by Nick Sharratt. Sally loves running, and lives in Sussex with her husband and two children.