Rose Stanley worked as a Student Support Specialist in a state primary school for six years and has most recently been an advisor for the Lifewalk Trust, where she trains volunteers working in a similar support role. Her work has involved supporting many children as they went through difficult life experiences including bereavement, family separations and friendship problems. She has also written a number of articles for the parenting magazine Tots to Teens. Lisa Allen is a graphic designer and freelance illustrator. She also paints on commission and teaches art. Lisa has illustrated a number of successful picture books including Mangrove (Penguin 2007), Anzac Day Parade (Penguin 2010) and contributed illustrations to Read Me Another One Please (Whitcoulls 2012).