Sally Grindley is the author of many best-selling titles including Shhh! which won the Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize, and Peter's Place (both Andersen). Sally wrote Kingfisher's best-selling picture book series What Are Friends For? as well as another I Am Reading title, Captain Papper's Pets. She lives in Gloucestershire with her three sons. Wendy Smith is the popular writer and illustrator of many books, including The Fit Fat Cat, The Lonely, Only Mouse (Hamish Hamilton) and Say Hello, Tilly! (Macmillan). She has also illustrated many books by other authors, such Margaret Mahy's Keeping House (Hamish Hamilton) and Tick Tock Tales (Orion). Wendy lives in Exeter, Devon.