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You may think your parents just boss you around and tell you what to do. And there's no getting away from it - they do have to do quite a lot of that! But there's so much more to them - did you realise they are also tent poles for dens that are wonky, dustbins for bits you don't want to eat up and grandstands to make you grow tall?

Peter Bently is the author of many books for young readers, including King Jack and the Dragon, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, which the New York Times called “at once contemporary and classic.” His Cats Ahoy! received the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in his native England. Peter lives in Devon, England, with his wife and two children.

Sara Ogilvie is an illustrator and printmaker. She was the 2011 Booktrust Best New Illustrators Award winner and was shortlisted for the Best Emerging Illustrator Award 2010. Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, which she illustrated, was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010 and the Booktrust Early Years Award 2010. Sara lives in lives in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North of England.

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