M Christina Butler was born in Scarborough. She had an idyllic childhood in the country where she spent her weekends playing on a farm among the animals. Christina has worked as a nurse, a pre-school nursery supervisor, and a governor at her local primary school, as well as writing a number of children's books. She now lives close to York. Tina Macnaughton was born in Edinburgh and now lives in Guildford. She has illustrated many books for Little Tiger Press, including Snow Friends, the delightful Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones and the best-selling Little Hedgehog.