STEVE SMALLMAN has been illustrating children's books for almost 30 years and writing his own stories for slightly less. He also teaches illustration workshops in schools, including mural-painting. He is the winner of the 2009 Sheffield Children's Book award. Steve is the author of Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater (Winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2009) and The Lamb Who Came for Dinner(Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award and read by Meatloaf on CITV's Bookaboo). When he's not working, Steve enjoys films, television, gardening and walking in the countryside. GILL MCLEAN worked as a children's book designer before turning to illustration work. She is the illustrator of several popular children's books, including the QED Storytime Blast Off! Her fun animal characters and beautiful painting style make her illustrations unique.