Emma Chichester Clark was born in London in 1955 but lived in Ireland until 1975. She studied at the Chelsea School of Art followed by a course at the Royal College of Art from where she was taught by Quentin Blake. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for various magazines including New Scientist, Cosmopolitan and The Sunday Times, and has also illustrated numerous book jackets. Her work was exhibited at the Thumb Gallery in 1984 and 1987. Emma won the Mother Goose Award in 1988 as the most exciting newcomer to children’s book illustration for “Listen to This”. She was also short listed for the Kurt Maschler Award for Illustration in 1992 and again in 1998. Emma has written and illustrated many titles, including ‘I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!’which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Emma lives in West London.