Ann James was born in Australia in 1952. Ann James is a illustrator of more than 60 children’s books, some of which she also wrote. For a while she worked as an art teacher until she decided to illustrate as a full-time job. Along with Ann Haddon she founded Books Illustrated to promote children’s literature. She has received several awards like the Children’s Book Council of Australia, Best Books for Babies and Patricia Washington’s Prize for Children’s Literature.