Anne Hunter was inspired by the children's finger puppet rhyme 'Two Little Dicky Birds' and had the idea to depict native New Zealand birds in similar rhymes. This is Anne's first children's book. Dave Gunson has been a freelance artist/designer/author for nearly 40 years. Dave has written and/or illustrated around 200 books, including a number of titles for Scholastic, such as the very popular Wildlife Stuff. More recently he has worked on Scholastic NZ's Diary series: Diary of a Pukeko, Diary of a Bat and the upcoming Diary of a Frog and Diary of a Sea Lion. In addition, Dave has illustrated two of the popular Kiwi Corkers series.