About the author
Charles has been writing and illustrating since 1988. His first picture book, Bush Vark's First Day Out, won The Macmillan Prize and was published whilst he was in his second year at Camberwell School of Art. A year later it went on to win The Mother Goose Award for best newcomer to children's picture books. He lives in Dorset with his partner, Sarah, and their son Ollie.