STEVE SMALLMAN has been illustrating children's books for almost 30 years and writing his own stories for slightly less. He also teaches illustration workshops in schools, including mural-painting. He is the winner of the 2009 Sheffield Children's Book award. Steve is the author of Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater (Winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2009) and The Lamb Who Came for Dinner(Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award and read by Meatloaf on CITV's Bookaboo). When he's not working, Steve enjoys films, television, gardening and walking in the countryside. An abstract painter and illustrator of over 150 widely known children's books, MARCIN PIWOWARSKI has built up his reputation as a freelance illustrator owing to his fresh, colourful and humorous style. His creations range from natural acrylic works to advanced computer paintings, and includes commissions by worldwide brands including Pearson, Pixal Pacific and Bazar Tales AS. Marcin currently lives in Poland with his wife and three children.