Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose many books for children include A First Book of Nature, A First Book of the Sea, Tiny, Lots, The Promise, King of the Sky and Ariki and the Giant Shark. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats and then worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. In 2016, Nicola became the first ever recipient of the SLA's Outstanding Achievement Award. She lives in Wales. Visit Nicola at www.nicola-davies.com, or follow her on Twitter under the handle @nicolakidsbooks.Mark Hearld is a distinguished artist and printmaker. He studied Illustration at Glasgow School of Art and Natural History Illustration at the Royal College. Inspired by the natural world, especially by animals, Mark makes prints, paintings and collages, as well as textiles and ceramics. He lives in York.