Chris McKimmie is a writer, illustrator and artist. His previous books with Allen and Unwin are Brian Banana Duck Sunshine Yellow (2006), shortlisted for the 2007 CBCA Awards, Maisie Moo and Invisible Lucy (2007), Special Kev (2008), shortlisted for the 2009 CBCA Awards, Two Peas in a Pod (2010), shortlisted for the 2011 CBCA Awards, Good Morning, Mr Pancakes (2011),Alex and the Watermelon Boat (2012), Scarlett and the Scratchy Moon (2013) and Crikey and Cat (2014). Chris also wrote, illustrated and designed a series of eight books in the late 1970s. He has worked as a lecturer, a graphic designer, a film production designer, a cleaner, a dad, a pot-plant painter, a public servant, a musician, a factory hand and a granddad. He regularly exhibits his paintings and drawings.