Dawne Allette, a native of Grenada, West Indies, has authored six children's picture books that are noted for their inspiration, lyrics and humour. She teaches creative writing in Baltimore, USA, and is also a literacy programme facilitator for Baltimore Public Schools. She is also a journalist for the Baltimore Times newspaper. Illustrator: Alan Baker has written and illustrated over forty books for children and has worked with authors and artists such as Michael Rosen (Hairy Tales and Nursery Crimes - no 1 best seller 1985), Philippa Pearce (The Battle of Bubble and Squeak -Whitbread award winner 1979), Louis de Bernieres (Red Dog - V&A Illustration award nomination in 2002) and Joni Mitchel (Both sides now - 1992 Y.E.S award of excellence - USA). He has been recipient of two IRA/CBC Children's choice award, the Gold Creative Circle Award, Silver Campaign Press Award and was creative match flair illustrator of the month in November 2004. Alan has more recently been producing illustrations for the Guardian wall charts.