Derek Matthews was born in 1950 and studied Graphic Design at the Kingston School of Art, now Kingston University. He has worked as a packaging designer, graphic designer and an artist for an animation studio. His Snappy Pop-Ups series has become a best-seller, with over 13 million copies sold worldwide to date. He lives in Surrey, U.K.
Kate Lee is the author of six books for young children, including two in the bestselling Snappy series. She also contributes to newspapers and magazines, reads for a literary consultancy and works part-time as a writer and designer for Outreach 3 Way, a charity to support people with learning difficulties. She lives in the U.K.
After studying Fine Art at Leeds University, Caroline Repchuk embarked on a career in publishing. She has been an editor at Marvel Comics and Templar Publishing. Repchuk has written many fiction and non-fiction titles for children, including educational, picture, and novelty books. A love of illustration influences much of her work. She lives in Sussex with her Canadian husband Tim, whom she met while on holiday in Thailand, and her young sons Max and Archie.