Julia Donaldson teaches English and lives in Glasgow. Over the last two decades she has had many books published and her work has been performed on programmes such as Playschool and Playdays. She has also written for BBC radio and the stage, and runs drama and music workshops for children. Axel Scheffler has had books published in over a dozen countries and is famous for his depiction of animals. His picture books for Macmillan have included The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. Born in Hamburg, he now lives in London.