Tom Percival had an unconventional childhood in a remote and beautiful part of South Shropshire and these formative years are almost certainly what first got him interested in writing and drawing. After trying a few cities on for size, he decided that deep down he had always been a country boy and now he lives on the edge of Rodborough Common in Gloucestershire with his girlfriend and their two sons. He is the author-illustrator of many much-loved picture books including Perfectly Norman and Ruby's Worry (Bloomsbury) and The Sea Saw and The Invisible (Simon & Schuster), and also writes and illustrates young fiction.
Richard Jones grew up in Leamington Spa before moving down to Devon to study illustration at the University of Plymouth in Exeter. After finishing his degree, he stayed on to complete a PhD. He worked in a busy children's library for many years, before swapping shelving picture books for making them! Richard has illustrated more than twenty books for children, including The Snow Lion by Jim Helmore and his own Perdu and Little Bear. When he's not at his desk, he enjoys exploring the glorious countryside and beaches around his home.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (March 28, 2024)