Gabby Dawnay is a writer and poet. She is a regular contributor to OKIDO (the science and arts magazine for 3-7 year olds) and a scriptwriter for children’s television. She works with illustrator Alex Barrow on the 'If I Had a...' series that includes If I Had a Sleepy Sloth, If I Had a Dinosaur and If I Had an Octopus.

Alex and Gabby are also the duo behind A House for Mouse and A Song for Bear (both Thames & Hudson).