Colin Thompson was born in 1942 in London. He moved to Australia in 1995 and has lived there since. Best known as an author and illustrator of children's books, his pictures are entertaining and provoke curiosity. His themes apply playful parodies and his illustrations are packed with objects and events: Without a doubt, every single picture will captivate its audience. Colin Thompson will have published 50 books by the end of this year. He is a great fan of rock n' roll and old blues music. And when you look at his pictures, you would never know that he is colourblind!