Tim Hopgood is best known as the author/illustrator behind books such as Wow! said the Owl, The Big Blue Sofa (Macmillan) and What a Wonderful World! (OUP). The Truth According to Arthur is the first book that he has written but not illustrated himself, and is his first book for Bloomsbury. Tim is a Booktrust award-winner, having won Best Emerging Illustrator for his book, Here Comes Frankie! (Macmillan).