About the Author
Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books, including THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD. She also writes fiction, poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. In 2011, Julia was appointed the UK Children's Laureate. Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator whose warm and funny illustrations have achieved world-wide acclaim and won numerous awards. In addition to his picture books, Axel is the illustrator of wonderful novelty and gift books, such as the bestselling THE BEDTIME BEAR and MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. Ben Harris writes, edits and publishes learning materials for Classics and other languages. Previously the author of a suite of teacher’s resources for A-Level Latin and a volume on French idioms, THE GRUFFALO is his first picture book translation. He owes his love of Latin poetry to more than one inspirational teacher.