Ben Mantle began his illustration career early, picking up his first award in a local library colouring-in competition aged seven. He went on to study Animation at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design before working as an animator on projects including Tim Burton's Corpse Bride and a BAFTA winning CBeebies website. Ben illustrated Little Red Reading Hood and is the creator of The Best Birthday Present Ever! (winner of the 2016 Dundee Picture Book Award), The Best Christmas Present Ever! and the Dinostars series.