Helen Cooper is the only illustrator ever to win the highly prestigious Kate Greenaway Award for two consecutive books: The Baby Who Wouldn't Go To Bed, 1996 and Pumpkin Soup, 1998. She has had several other successful titles published by Doubleday including Little Monster Did It! and The Bear Under the Stairs, which won the Smarties Young Judges' Award in 1994. Both are now perennial favourites in nurseries, schools, libraries and bookshops.
Helen is married to author/illustrator Ted Dewan. They have one daughter and live in Oxford.