Shaun Micallef is a comedian, writer, actor, producer, author and former child. He is usually found on TV in shows such as Thank God You're Here, Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation and Mad as Hell. He has authored three books for adults: Smithereens, Preincarnate and The President's Desk. Tales from a Tall Forest is his first book for children. When Jonathan Bentley was eight years old, he realised he wouldn't be good enough to play football for Leeds United - so he concentrated on drawing instead. He is now one of Australia's most treasured illustrators, and his award-winning picture books - including A House of Her Own, Pink and Where is Bear? - have been published all over the world.