Vivian French is an acclaimed children's author with a long and respected list of titles to her name. She lives in Edinburgh and is a regular attendee at the Edinburgh Book Festival where she hosts events with illustrators of picture books. Michael Terry is renowned for his animal illustrations. The Selfish Crocodile, his first picture book , has become a classic, selling over 160,000 copies. Since then he has gone on to illustrate several best-selling animal picture books for Bloomsbury, including Little Hotchpotch, Rhino's Horns and The Sulky Vulture and The Gossipy Parrot. Michael lives in Hythe, Kent.