Allan Ahlberg has written nearly 140 titles for children, including
Everybody was a Baby Once, The Pencil, The Runaway
Dinner and such classics as The Jolly Postman series and
Peepo. His books have won numerous awards: the Kurt Maschler
Award in 1986, the Blue Peter Award in 2001 and the Children's Book
Award in 2002. Allan lives in Bath with his family.
Bruce Ingman's first book, When Martha's Away, was published in 1995 and was honoured with the National Art Library Award. It also won the 1996 Mother Goose Award for the most exciting British newcomer to children's books. Since then, he has made four more picture books, including Bad News, I'm in Charge and Boing!, written by Sean Taylor. He recently illustrated Ronny Rock Starring in a Thousand Tiny Explosions by Merryn Threadgould. He lives in West London.
Funny, touching, ridiculous and dramatic - a treat from start to finish. * The Guardian *