Yvonne Morrison is a zookeeper, swing dance instructor, former school teacher, and children's book author of such bestsellers as A Kiwi Night Before Christmas, A Kiwi Jingle Bells and Down in the Forest. Yvonne is passionate about animal welfare and loves to travel the world seeking out strange and unusual species. Donovan Bixley is a talented artist and designer with a range of styles. He was the illustrator of The Story of Bo and the Circus that Wasn't, Phoebe and the Night Creatures, The Tuatara and the Skink, A Right Royal Christmas, The Three Bears (Sort Of) and the Dinosaur Rescue series of junior novels. His work is bright and energetic with a terrific sense of humour. Donovan lives in Taupo with his family.