Jonathan was born in 1965, the son of a rig fitter and a primary school teacher. He first developed his skills as a writer and illustrator while studying architecture, illustrating poems and lyrics that he had written. After leaving college, he worked as an architect for several years, before pursuing a career in children's books. In addition to writing books such as Bringing Down the Moon, and Ruby Flew Too, he also paper-engineers pop-up books. Curtis Jobling was born in Blackpool in 1972 and grew up in Warrington. He studied illustration at Cleveland College of Art and Design. He worked on Wallace and Gromit and Mars Attacks before becoming the creative director of Bob the Builder. He has now illustrated a number of picture books.