Having initially trained as a graphic designer, Susan Steggall became a primary school teacher and taught young children for several years. After having her own two boys, she began work in a school library where she enjoyed finding out about new authors and illustrators and selecting beautiful new books for the shelves. As her boys grew up, she started making all sorts of pictures for them of the cars, trucks and trains they found so fascinating. After lots of experiments, the idea of using torn coloured and textured paper evolved. Susan lives in the New Forest in Hampshire. She makes the collages for her picture books in a wooden workshop in the garden, listening to her favourite music and drinking extraordinary amounts of tea.
'A really beautiful book. Susan Steggall has a superb understanding of what appeals to young children... Preschoolers and emerging readers from about 5 years onwards will delight in reading this book or having it read to them. Every home and school library should have a copy!' - July 2013 INIS 'The perfect book for young children who are enthusiastic about vehicles.' EYE 'beautifully crafted' The Bookseller Crow, Primary Times 'Susan Steggall's super-vivid collage illustrations of bulldozers, trucks and cranes leap from the pages of ... her amazing account of what happens in one year on an urban building site.' The Independent on Sunday - Books of the Year 2012 'bright and colourful' 'wonderfully simple rhyming text' 'perfect for sharing at home or in school' Armadillo 'Machine-mad readers will love this dramatic picture book which brings to life all the action and especially the noise of a building site... brilliantly created 3D collage illustrations.' LoveReading