Alex Willmore is the bestselling illustrator of The Runaway Pea, winner of the Shropshire Bookfest Picture Book Award and the Federation of Children’s Book Groups Children’s Book Award, as well as being nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and a finalist in the 2020 Oscar’s Book Prize. His other illustrator titles include The Runaway Pea Washed Away and The Runaway Pea Left Behind, along a string of author-illustrator titles, including The Great Paint, The Big Trip and It’s My Sausage, all of which have been translated into multiple languages. Alex lives in his hometown of Northampton with his wife and two children.