Anna Pignataro has created more than sixty books for children. Her first picture book won the Crichton Award for illustration, and her books have continued to receive award recognition, including multiple commendations from The Children’s Book Council of Australia. Anna’s books have also featured on children’s television programs such as Play School. Many of her picture books have had significant international success – they are published in a wide range of countries and enjoyed in twelve different languages. Through her work, Anna hopes to encourage children to use their imagination, to be inspired by the natural world and to always believe that anything is possible. Anna lives with her husband and daughter near the beach in Melbourne, Australia.