Paul Stickland was born in Kingston, United Kingdom in 1957. He received a degree in illustration at Brighton College. He has designed and illustrated everything from glove puppets to teapots, wrapping paper to greetings cards. He is an author and illustrator of many children's picture and pop up books. His works include Dinosaur Roar, Ten Terrible Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs Galore, The Christmas Bear, One Bear One Dog, A Number of Dinosaurs, Swamp Stomp, Truck Jam, Big Dig, and Big Bug Little Bug.