Adam Linley studied design and illustration at Newcastle and also trained as a teacher. Before becoming a freelance illustrator, he spent many years as a graphic designer in the greetings industry, working on everything from signage and packaging to cuddly toys and cards. Since then, his illustrations for books have been published all over the world. Adam lives with his wife and daughter in Bury, Lancashire. For over 20 years, Jim Peacock's imagination and sense of humor have continuously fed his illustrative and creative juices. He produces artwork for packaging, logos and advertising and enjoys creating children's characters. Jim takes his inspiration from colorful, local characters; bizarre native animals and the triumphs and tribulations of every day life. Originally from Cheshire, England Jim now lives in the Hunter Valley in Australia.