Martin Chatterton has written twenty children's books for a variety of age ranges and has illustrated more than eighty books for many other writers, including Roger McGough, Tony Bradman, Jon Blake, Tony Mitton and Michael Rosen. Now a full-time writer and illustrator, Martin has previously spent time as a graphic designer and a lecturer. Tony Bradman started working life in the music press. In 1979 he joined Parents magazine where he launched their highly successful children's book pages and, in 1985, the Best Books For Babies Award. He went freelance as a children's author in 1987 and by 1992 was among the top 20 children's authors borrowed from UK public libraries.