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Mark Sperring studied at Bath Academy of Art and Camberwell College of Art before working as a printer and a bookseller, and later becoming a children's book author. Mark is the author of The Shape of My Heart, Snappy Birthday, Dino-Mummy, Dino-Baby, Dino-Daddy, Four Silly Skeletons, I'll Love You Always and Captain McGrew Wants You for His Crew! (Bloomsbury), Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step, Father Christmas on the Naughty Step and How Many Sleeps Till Christmas? (Puffin), Max and the Won't Go to Bed Show(HarperCollins) and The Sunflower Sword (Andersen). He lives in Bristol.

Sophie Corrigan gained a first-class degree in Illustration from the University of Central Lancashire, and recently earned a Distinction for her Masters Degree in Children's Book Illustration. She is known for creating cute, silly and off-beat illustrations with character. Mince Spies is her first picture book for Bloomsbury. Sophie lives in a little sweet shop in Lancashire.


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