Jef Aerts is a Belgian author of children's books, novels and poetry. He has been praised as a `master storyteller' and his books have won numerous prestigious literary prizes. Jef worked with renowned illustrator Marit Toernqvist on the picture book Bigger Than a Dream and his books have been translated all over the world. Jef has three children and lives in a small farm with lots of animals. Cherry Blossom and Paper Planes is his second picture book. Sanne te Loo is a Dutch illustrator and portrait painter who has been creating children's books for over ten years. She has illustrated texts for authors including Paul Biegel and Sjoerd Kuyper, and has received several awards for her work.