Claire Freedman is the author of several picture books, including Pirates Love Underpants!; Dinosaurs Love Underpants!; Aliens Love Underpants!; Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones; One Magical Day; A Magical Christmas; Dilly Duckling, and My Grandparents Love Me. She lives in Essex, England. When Monika was a little girl she never wanted to grow up and she wanted to make children's books. One day, she simply decided to pack her bags and move to the UK to study art. In 2011 she completed a BA with Hons in Illustration at the University of Wolverhampton. Soon after that, she moved to Cambridge and in 2014 successfully completed Master's degree in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Arts. Monika now lives and works in her hometown, Torun, Poland.