Daniel Roode is half-French and half-American. He lives in New York where he works as both an artist and illustrator; previous publishers include HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Egmont. He likes to be close to nature as much as possible, which allows him to meditate and daydream. He also loves all things vintage and collects toys and records. Daniel has illustrated several books in the My Favourite series for Campbell Books, including My Favourite Monkey, My Favourite Kitten and My Favourite Owl.