Rod Hull worked for nearly forty years as an entertainer, writing many children's books and performing around the globe on television, radio and the stage. He is best remembered for his act with his puppet Emu. Rod's family is delighted to have this book published in his memory. Miriam Latimer studied illustration at the University of the West of England. She now works as a full-time illustrator and combines this with workshops for primary school children. Miriam lives with her husband and two sons in Devon, England. She is a beloved Barefoot Books collaborator whose illustration credits include The Prince's Bedtime, The Prince's Breakfast and the popular Ruby series.