Melanie Walsh studied at the Harrow School of Art and the Royal College of Art, before working as a textile designer. She is now an author/illustrator of children's books which include Ho Ho Ho! (9781406302424), Hop, Skip, Jump! (9781844288465 ) Minnie and Her Baby Brother (9780744592757), Monster, Monster (9780744581041) This to That (9780744581249) and Trick or Treat? (9781406302431). She lives in Bath.