Chani McBain was brought up in Renfrewshire and moved to Glasgow to study at the University of Strathclyde. She now lives in Edinburgh where she works in publishing. Chani is a redhead from a family where gingers outnumber everyone else. Ginger Nut is her first book. Joanne Nethercott is originally from Northern Ireland. She moved to Scotland in 2001 to study illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. She has had work commissioned by the National Theatre of Scotland. She lives in Edinburgh and works from her studio at home.
'This funny story is wonderfully brought to life by Joanne Nethercott's action-filled illustrations.' -- Jane Sandell, The Scotsman, 9th April 2011. 'A funny story about coming to terms with being the way you are.' -- Juno Magazine, March 2011 'A funny, delightful story with the message that being different can be great.' -- Creative Steps, Summer 2011 'A modern morality tale... which is both beautifully illustrated and well written, is a perfect bed-time story which will delight children and adults alike.' -- Ayrshire Reviews,June/July 2011 'Calum's complaints might be those of any child searching for his place in a family... The resolution to the child's predicament as he discovers his other attributes is likely to find understanding and acceptance among younger readers.' --School Library Journal Reviews, January 2012