Ian Whybrow loved everything about his first school. He particularly enjoyed the taste of ink and the precious minutes spent in Mrs. Latymer's office having an orange crayon removed from his nostril. Since then he has written numerous books for children, ranging from picture books to poetry to novels. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Herefordshire, England. Adrian Reynolds was born in Castell-nedd, South Wales, and he wasn't too impressed with school on the first day. When the bell rang for lunch, he walked back home on his own. (He was four.) He was very disappointed to find himself being returned for the afternoon. Later he studied at the Swansea College of Art and at Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology. He lives in Cambridge. From the Hardcover edition.