When he was young, Alan MacDonald dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player, but when he won a pen in a writing competition, his fate was sealed. Alan is now a successful author and television writer and has written several award-winning children’s books, which have been translated into many languages.
David Roberts worked as a fashion illustrator in Hong Kong before turning to children’s books. He has worked with a long list of writers, including Philip Ardagh, Georgia Byng, Carol Ann Duffy, and the Children’s Laureate, Julia Donaldson. David has also won a gold award in the Nestle Children’s Book Prize for Mouse Noses On Toast in 2006, and was shortlisted for the 2010 CILIP Kate Greenaway medal for The Dunderheads.