Writer and Illustrator who won a Kate Greenaway Medal from the Library Association for her work "I will not ever Never eat a tomato." She is best known for her Charlie and Lola picture books as well as her Clarice Bean picture book and novel series.
She was a student at Marlborough College, Manchester Polytechnic and the City and Guilds of London Art School. She started her own lampshades company called Chandeliers for the People before working for a design agency called Big Fish.
She wrote the six books in her Ruby Redfort series all between 2011 and 2015.
She was born Helen Child in London, England, and was raised in Marlborough, Wiltshire. Her mother was a Teacher and her father was the head of the art department at Marlborough College. She was the middle child of three daughters.