AUTHOR: Sally Grindley is the author of many best-selling titles including Why is the Sky Blue? and I Don't Want To. Shhh! won the Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for the Smarties Book Prize as was Peter's Place. Sally is also an accomplished anthologist. She lives in Gloucestershire. ILLUSTRATOR: David Parkins is the high-profile artist of a number of successful picture books, including Tick-Tock and Prowlpuss, which was shortlisted for both the Smarties Prize and the Kurt Maschler Award, and was highly commended in the National Art Library Illustration Awards. David is the artist behind Dennis the Menace's weekly adventures in the Beano. He lives with his family in Lincoln.