Jonathan Emmett was born in Leicestershire in 1965, the son of a mechanical fitter and a primary school teacher.
He trained and worked as an architect but left the profession to become a stay-at-home dad and pursue a career as an author and paper engineer. His first book, Doohickey and the Robot, was published in 1999 and he has since written over 60 more books for children.
As well as writing picture books such as Bringing Down the Moon, Someone Bigger and The Princess and the Pig, Jonathan paper-engineers pop-up books. His books have been translated into over thirty different languages and have won several awards both in the UK and abroad.
Jonathan lives in Nottingham.
You can find out more about Jonathan and his books at his website at www.scribblestreet.co.uk