Joyce Dunbar has written more than eighty books for children including the bestselling Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep and the much performed Shoe Baby and This is the Star. Her series of short funny novels, Mouse & Mole, has been animated for television. She also teaches a creative writing course on the Greek island of Skyros! Tim Hopgood's first picture book Our Big Blue Sofa won the Cambridgeshire Read It Again! Award in 2007. This was followed by A Dog Called Rod, shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book of the Year and the British Book Design Awards. In 2008 Tim won the Booktrust Early Years Award for Best Emerging Illustrator for Here Comes Frankie! His first book for younger readers Wow! Said The Owl was shortlisted for the Booktrust Pre-School Award in 2009. Tim has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal four times. As a freelance illustrator his work has appeared in Tatler, Harpers & Queen and GQ as well as commissions for the Institute of Contemporary Art and the National Portrait Gallery.
"Hopgood's quirky illustrations bring the playful text to life and you can't help but love the optimistic Piglet Squid" * The Bookseller *