Chris McKimmie is a writer, illustrator, artist. His other books with Allen and Unwin include Maisie Moo and Invisible Lucy (2007), Special Kev (2008), shortlisted for the 2009 CBCA Awards, Two Peas in a Pod (2010), shortlisted for the 2011 CBCA Awards, Good Morning, Mr Pancakes (2011), Alex and the Watermelon Boat (2012), Scarlett and the Scratchy Moon (2013), Crikey and Cat (2014), Lara of Newtown (2015) and Me Teddy (2016). Chris also wrote, illustrated and designed a series of eight books in the late seventies. He has worked as a lecturer, a graphic designer, a film production designer, a cleaner, a dad, a pot-plant painter, a public servant, a musician, a factory hand and a grand dad. He regularly exhibits his paintings and drawings.