About the Author
Alan MacDonald dreamed of becoming a professional footballer when he was a child, but then he won a pen in a writing competition and his fate was sealed. Alan has written numerous children's books, which have been translated into many languages and won several awards. He also writes for TV, including the hugely popular Horrid Henry on CITV. David Roberts worked as a fashion illustrator in Hong Kong before becoming one of the UK's foremost children's illustrators. He has worked with a long list of writers including Philip Ardagh, Georgia Byng, Carol Ann Duffy and the Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson. David won a gold award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize for Mouse Noses On Toast in 2006, and was shortlisted for the 2010 CILIP Kate Greenaway medal for The Dunderheads.