After graduating from Cornwall School of Art & Design in 1982, illustrator Steve Cox went to work for a design firm, creating a variety of licensed characters, in particular those for Roland Rat, a British television series. In 1987 he established Primary Design, which quickly became the approved studio for the illustration and design of many well-known TV characters. After about five years, however, despite his success, he decided that the drawing board was more satisfying than running a company, and he returned to full-time illustration. Steve lives in Bath, England. Allia Zobel-Nolan is an internationally published, award-winning freelance author specializing in children's books and adult humorous books. She has written over 150 titles, and has over 2.5 million books in print. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, New Woman magazine, and dozens of other newspapers and magazines. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Desmond, and their three cats.