About the Author
Jane is a regular contributor to poetry anthologies for children and is the author of numerous delightful picture books, including Smoky Dragons and Tusk Trouble. She spent many happy years in the Netherlands with her husband Martin, working as a library assistant at an International School. Now Jane, her two sons and her two Labradors are starting a new life in the UK, taking Martin with them in their hearts. Charles Fuge made his debut in children's publishing in 1989 with Bushvark's First Day Out, which won both the Macmillan Prize and the Mother Goose Award. Since then he has illustrated more than thirty picture books, including Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball, which was highly commended by the judges of the 2001 Kate Greenaway Medal. Charles is an accomplished bass guitarist and also takes a keen interest in wildlife and conservation issues. He lives in London.