Timothy Knapman studied history at Oxford. Since then he has spent his time writing plays, musicals, songs, operas and children’s books.

His books include the best-selling Dinosaurs in the Supermarket, Eleanor’s Eyebrows and Mungo and the Picture Book Pirates and its sequels. They have been translated into 20 languages and have been read on CBeebies Bedtime Stories by Hugh Bonneville, Dennis Lawson, Adrian Lester, Harriet Walter, Tanni Grey-Thompson and many others. Tim has also written for CBeebies’ Driver Dan’s Story Train. New stories are forthcoming from Walker, Scholastic, Bloomsbury, Little Tiger and OUP.