Fred Strassberg, a father of three and grandfather of four, lives in the Northern Suburbs of Sydney with his wife, Catherine, and his dog, a stumpy-tailed English Pointer. Fred is trying to teach the dog to find where his golf balls have disappeared to in the bush; so far, the dog has failed to find even one ball. When not playing golf, Frank is writing stories about spiders, elephants and his favourite person, Mr Santa Claus. Fred has believed in the Claus family ever since he received his first Christmas gift, a puppy dog by the name of Margaret Peggy O'Neil. In fact, all his children, grandchildren, wife and the dog believe in Santa Claus. Fred also believes in left-handed chalk, that the world is flat and round, and the country that controls gravity, controls the world. About the Illustrator: Graeme was born in country NSW, Australia. He loves drawing. He used to draw in Maths, Science, English, Agriculture and History classes at school. Other than that, he was generally a good boy, and Santa always left presents for him under the Christmas tree. Graeme sincerely hopes that presents will still be under the tree for him this Christmas after Santa sees the illustrations he drew in Fred's book. Graeme found that drawing Santa, the Elves and especially Mrs Claus (who has red hair, like Graeme) was a blast, and the illustrator hopes to work with Fred again.