Roberto Piumini lives and works in his native Italy. He has worked with children as both a teacher and a theater actor/entertainer. He credits these experiences for inspiring the youthful language of his many books. With his crisp and imaginative way of dealing with every kind of subject, he charms his young readers. His award-winning books, for both children and adults, have been translated into many languages.
Barbara Nascimbeni has illustrated a number of books for children, including Small Brown Dog’s Bad Remembering Day, and The Real Winner. Her popular books have been sold in ten countries. She was born in Vimercate, Italy, and now lives in Germany.