Born in Dudley in the West Midlands, Dave Lowe taught English for four years in a high school for disadvantaged kids in Istanbul, and has also worked in Malaysia and Australia. He is married with two daughters. When he was younger, Dave also had a pet hamster, but he didn t talk so much. Mark Chambers is the award-winning illustrator of many picture books. Mark illustrates London Zoo s Animal Adventure signs, and lives in Lincoln with his pet lobster, Larry.