Ian Whybrow grew up by the seaside in Kent. After a career in teaching, he started writing full time in 1989. He has written over a hundred books for children, including the best-selling Harry and The Bucketful of Dinosaurs series which won the Children's Book Award in 2000. Ian is married with two daughters and divides his time between London and Herefordshire. Caroline Jayne Church was brought up in Oxford and studied Graphic Design at a London college in the early eighties. She has worked in every field of illustration but has specialized in children's book illustration for the last 15 years. She now writes and illustrates books from her studio near Farnham in Surrey where she lives with Ian, son William, dog, horse and two gerbils!