David Wood began writing as a student at Oxford University in the 1960s. He wrote his first play for children in 1967 and has since written over fifty more. He won the Nottinghamshire Children's Book of the Year Award in 1990 for Sidney the Monster, and has adapted six Roald Dahl books for the stage. Dana Kubick studied at the New York School of Visual Arts and has designed many well-known greeting cards, collectable porcelain mugs and plates, and even teddy bear-shaped ice-cream wafers! She is the illustrator of many children's books including Midnight Teddies, I Love You, Grandpa and To Mum, With Love, which was shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award. She lives in London.