Tony Mitton is a highly respected poet, and the author of bestselling books for children, including Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus!, Down by the Cool of the Pool, Spookyrumpus (winner of the Sheffield Book Prize, the Dundee Book Award and the Portsmouth Book Award) and Jolly Olly Octopus, all illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees. In 2014, Tony won the prestigious CLPE Poetry Award for his retelling of Wayland. Tony spends his time writing, giving poetry performances and visiting primary schools. He lives in Cambridge.
Mike Redman is an exciting debut talent to picture books. Alongside his work in book illustration, he is a visual development artist in the film industry. He lives in Bristol.