About the Author
Jake Hope was the Reading and Learning Development Manager for Lancashire Libraries, one of the largest library authorities in the UK. He has judged nearly every major children’s book award in the UK, and has chaired numerous promotional selection panels. Alongside delivering training and public speaking on books and reading, Jake is an active reviewer and a passionate advocate for libraries, books, and reading. Jake is past-chair of the Youth Libraries Group, and currently Chair of the Working Party for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal.
Genevieve Aspinal recently graduated with a first class honours degree in Illustration at UCLan, and is pursuing her passion of children’s book illustration with an MA. She has had work displayed at the RBA exhibition in London and loves making stories come to life with playful and charming illustrations. She loves creating characters through animals.