Mij Kelly had an extremely colorful childhood house-hopping around the UK. Mij has worked as a newspaper editor, an oral historian, and now a specialist journalist in artificial intelligence. Mij has two children. She won the Kathleen Fidler Award for her first book in 1993 and One More Sheep won the English Association 4-11 years Award for Best Illustrated Book in 2004. Ross Collins grew up in Scotland and has always loved drawing. He spends his time writing and illustrating children's books, walking by Loch Lomond and precariously swinging backwards on chairs. Ross can also be found scaring small children at book festivals and schools. Ross has won many awards, and The Elephantom was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2007.