Julia Donaldson, the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate, is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books including The Gruffalo and What the Ladybird Heard. She lives in Glasgow with her husband and spends a lot of time touring the country doing readings - and singing! Garry Parsons has previously illustrated several Egmont Banana books, including the previous book about Seamus and his ghostly friends - 'The Football Ghosts', 'The Wrong Kind of Bark' and 'A Family Like Mine'. Garry works on magazines, newspapers, advertising, packaging and of course children's books! The first picture book, 'Billy's Bucket', Garry illustrated was nominated for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2004 and for the Stockport Children's Book Awards. Garry lives in South London. Visit his website to find out more: www.garryparsons.co.uk Series consultant Nikki Gamble is the director of Just Imagine, a specialist resource and training centre for Primary English. She is Associate Consultant at the University of London, Institute of Education.