About the Author
Cynthia Hartman has a multicultural background and a family tradition of storytellers. Her interest in storytelling naturally follows from this. She has worked in the early childhood profession for the past 14 years, and prior to this, she worked as a social worker and a full time mother. With puppets, stories, poems, song and dance, Cynthia continues to provide storytelling adventures at early childhood centres. She lives in the Illawarra region of NSW with her family and dog Reuben.

About the Illustrator
Hayley O'Brien completed a Fine Arts course at Wollongong Tafe in 2002. In 1997, she was the only Australian student representative at Art Japan, where students from other countries collaborated together to design a peace mural. Hayley's Higher School Certificate art project was exhibited in Sydney and toured regional NSW in Art Express. This is Hayley's first book and she is keen to write and illustrate her own children's book.