Phil Earle was born in the great city of Hull in 1974, and spent the next eighteen years playing a lot of sport, messing around in plays and trying to sing in bands. He has had jobs as a care worker in a residential kids' home and a bookseller, and now works as sales and marketing director for David Fickling books. He lives on a hill in South London with his wife and three children and his favourite place to write is on the bus.Sara Ogilvie won the Booktrust Best New Illustrators Award in 2011. Her bestselling collaboration with Anna Kemp, DOGS DON'T DO BALLET, was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010 and the Booktrust Early Years Award 2010. Her other collaborations with Anna include THE WORST PRINCESS and RHINOS DON'T EAT PANCAKES. Sara lives in Newcastle Upon Tyne.