Phil Roxbee Cox would love to win his height in books because he's very tall and loves reading. He's one of those people with an interest in anything and everything, and likes nothing more than finding out stuff. He's been writing Usborne books since the early 1990s and is delighted to be paid to do something he'd probably do for nothing if he didn't need to eat and have somewhere to live. He spends much of his free time visiting mossy old buildings and loves playing around with words, too. "Writing the Easy Words To Read and the Cautionary Tales series has been such fun," he says. "Getting the words to work with the pictures to create the maximum effect is a very rewarding. It's a real collaboration between author, editor, designer and illustrator." Philip's work includes both fiction and non-fiction for a variety of ages.