Children's Book Award-winning author whose accolades earned him the position of Official Illustrator for World Book Day 2006. Along with illustrating more than 200 books, he's also written more than three dozen of his own.
He first discovered his passion for drawing in elementary school and went on to study at Manchester Metropolitan University and Central St. Martins.
His illustration career started out in magazines and packaging and he worked on his first book in 1987. He's been awarded a gold Blue Peter badge.
Although born in Bexleyheath, he grew up in Nottinghamshire and Greater Manchester.
He's worked extensively throughout his career with Jacqueline Wilson.