Joe King (Author) Joe King was born and grew up in Little Chortle. He recently moved to Greater Guffaw with his wife, Lar. Lar and Joe enjoy joking and larking around and playing with their two guinea pigs, chuckle and giggle. Joe King is the author of The Funniest Spooky Joke Book Ever and The Funniest Christmas Joke Book Ever.Nigel Baines (Illustrator) Nigel Baines is an experienced illustrator and designer based in Herts. His books have won the Blue Peter Best Book of Facts prize, been shortlisted for the Independent Book Award and been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal.