Bruno Hachler is a freelance author and musician. He has published other titles for Michael Neugebauer publishing including Hubert and the Apple Tree and The Bears Currently he is working on a CD of childrens songs as well as an adult novel. Birte Muller was born in 1973 in Hamburg, where she still lives and works today. In 1999 her children's book illustrations were chosen for the exhibition and catalogue of the international book fair at Bologna. Her painting- like illustrations are intense and meaningful. They are original and clearly structured and portray a great deal of humour.