Opal Dunn is widely known as a specialist in books on early first
and second language development. She has been a consultant to the
Council of Europe on children's bilingual education. She has been
shortlisted for the Eleanor Farjeon award for services to
children's literature and in 2008 received the Japanese Order of
the Rising Sun for over 30 years work with bilingual Japanese
children. Opal's books include Acker Backa Boo, El Gato Leo Goes to
School, El Gato Leo Comes to Play, Leo le Chat Goes to School, Leo
le Chat Comes to Play, Hippety-hop, Hippety-hay, Un Deux Trois and
Number Rhymes to Say and Play. She lives in South London.
PATRICE AGGS was born in Michigan and moved to London in 1974 to study Fine Art at the City and Guilds Art School. Patrice has illustrated over 20 books.