Kara May began writing for children whilst Resident Playwright at the Unicorn Theatre for Young People in London. Her first picture book, Knickerless Nicola, won the 1989 Acorn Award, and since then she has focused on her fiction writing and has had over 30 books published. Kara May lives in London. Jonathan Allen trained at St Martin's School of Art and has been illustrating children's books full-time since 1990. He has nearly forty titles to his name including the acclaimed lift-the-flap book Chicken Licken (Transworld) and the picture book Wolf Academy (Orchard). Jonathan Allen lives in Hertfordshire.