Nicholas Allan’s wonderful illustrations and characteristically irreverent humour make him a great favourite with children. Nicholas has always enjoyed writing and when he was only fourteen wrote a full-length novel. Six years later he wrote a radio play The Visitor, which was accepted by BBC Radio 4. He gained an honours degree from Slade School of Fine Art, where he studied life painting for four years and also made films. Since then he has shown work in several art exhibitions. After finishing his MA he moved to London and took on a variety of jobs, including working as a waiter, a typist, a switchboard operator and a mural painter before he began writing children’s books. He is also the author of one book published by Ediciones Ekaré: ¡Qué animales!.