Julia Donaldson is the author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs - and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children's Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with a CBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.
Rebecca Cobb is one of the most talented names in picture books. Since graduating from Falmouth College of Arts, she has created a number of well-received picture books, including the heart-breakingly beautiful Missing Mummy and the critically acclaimed Aunt Amelia. Rebecca won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for her brilliant book Lunchtime and has also been twice shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. In addition to her author-illustrated books, Rebecca has also collaborated with some of the best-known names in children's publishing, including working with the inimitable Julia Donaldson on bestselling picture books The Paper Dolls and The Everywhere Bear. Rebecca lives in Falmouth with her husband and young daughters.