Florentine and Pig is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Eva Katzler. Working with children of all ages in summer camps, Eva quickly became aware that kids had forgotten - or had never known - the simple pleasures of getting a little messy with their hands. She devised the delightful partnership of Florentine and Pig as a way of encouraging children (and adults!) to rediscover the joys of making things together. In particular, she hopes that Florentine and Pig will inspire an interest in cooking and eating healthily. Eva lives in west London. Jess Mikhail graduated from Loughborough University in 2002 and has been a children's book illustrator ever since. Her work ranges from educational books to picture books for publishers including Orchard Books, Usborne, Oxford University Press and Harcourt. She has illustrated books for well-known authors such as Giles Andreae, Julia Donaldson, Jeanne Willis, Paul Shipton and Joanna Nadin. Jess loves to draw and create funny characters with bright colours and patterns. She likes to use mixed media by scanning fabrics, scribbling, blobbing, mono-printing and photographing. The aim of her work is to make people smile.