Gill Budgell studied English and Education at degree level and then took the RSA Diploma in TESL, having realised she was ill-equipped to cope with the needs of bilingual pupils in her primary classroom. And so a life-long interest in language teaching began. She taught briefly in Germany and then several years in primary mainstream schools before developing an interest in resource provision and becoming a literacy publisher. Louis Fidge is passionate about the importance of quality primary education, and literacy in particular. He has over forty years' experience in primary education, including as a principal of a primary school in the Middle East. Illustrated by: Joseph Wilkins.