Nikita Jamthe is a 16-year-old author-illustrator from Berkshire. Her work is influenced by the illustrations of Quentin Blake and colouring-book artists. She hopes that one day, her own designs will similarity inspire others to create art. Nikita is passionate about all-things-art, it is her favourite subject at school and she loves experimenting with new styles of drawing and painting. Her family plays an important role in her life and are unwaveringly supportive of this creative flair. She currently lives at home with her mum, dad and older sister, and regularly sees her aunty who also lives nearby. She created Cool Jungle Adventure in August 2020, completing its illustrations in a little over a month. Nikita has always wanted to publish her work in some capacity, but the motivation to do so this year stemmed from the desire to make others smile, following what has been a very challenging period for all: I know that this time is tough for people and honestly, I just want to brighten people's lives. I really think people can be really happy when they use Cool Jungle Adventure as its calming, fun and is a great way of fighting boredom. I chose to do a jungle journey as it's not so easy to go on holiday nowadays so I wanted to allow people to go on holiday from the comfort of their home whilst using my book to set on a journey into the jungle. Visit Nikita Jamthe's website to find out more about her work and book: www.nikitajamthe.com.