Giles Andreae is the author of several children's books, including the best-selling Giraffes Can't Dance, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees, and is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, one of the most successfully licensed cartoon characters in his native England. Giles lives with his wife and three children in Notting Hill, England. Russell Ayto earned his degree in graphics at Exeter College of Art and Design in England. He has illustrated several award-winning picture books, such as The Witch's Children and the Queen by Ursula Jones, which won the Gold Smarties Prize in 2003, and Quacky Quack-Quack! by Ian Whybrow. Russell lives with his wife and three children in Penzance, England.