Ben Wood is the hugely talented illustrator responsible for bringing Squishy Taylor to life in illustration! Ben has been illustrating kid’s books for over a decade and has worked with many Australian authors, including the likes of Margaret Wild. Ben’s charming and expressive illustrations capture Squishy’s cheeky confidence and laidback nature. The vibrancy and energy that Ben puts into all his work perfectly mirrors Ailsa’s writing style – his detailed, movement-filled internal illustrations are the ideal companion to these wonderful stories. Fun fact: A twin himself, Ben completely relates to Squishy’s relationship with her twin step-sisters, giving him an extra-special insight into this family dynamic!