Eira Reeves has been a children's author and illustrator for 30 years, with over 85 titles published, including educational activity books and Bible stories. She lives on the Isle of Wight. Shirley Pope was a parent helper at her son's infant school before working for 19 years as a mid-day meals supervisor. The ideas for the stories came to her as she observed children developing social skills and coping with diverse problems. She lives in Sussex.