Penny Dale is the author of Dinosaur Dig!. She is an internationally-known, best-selling children’s book artist and author and has sold more than 4 million books, with editions in over 20 languages. Her much-loved picture book Ten in the Bed sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Her other titles have also met with great success : Bet You Can’t and Once There Were Giants were included in the UK SATS booklist for many years. Wake Up My B! was commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal 1988. Rosie’s Babies (written by Martin Waddell) won the Best Book for Babies award and was also shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1990. Night Night, Cuddly Bear and Ten in the Bed both won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award in 2001 and 2002 respectively. Jamie and Angus (written by Anne Fine) won the Boston Globe Horn Book Award 2003.
Her most recent work includes The Boy on the Bus and Jamie and Angus Together, both 2007, as well as Princess, Fairy and Jamie and Angus Forever in 2009. Penny is married, has one grown up daughter and lives in South Wales.