Singer/songwriter Craig Smith is an award winning musician and #1 bestselling author, originally from Christchurch, who performs for audiences around the world. He lives in Queenstown, NZ. The Grinny Granny Donkey is the seventh book Craig has published with Scholastic. His other Scholastic titles are the world #1 viral bestseller The Wonky Donkey; Willbee the Bumblebee; My Daddy Ate an Apple; Square Eyes; The Scariest Thing in the Garden; and The Dinky Donkey. British-born Katz Cowley has a degree in illustration from the University of Northumbria. She has now illustrated a number of books for Scholastic: The Wonky Donkey, Seesaw Po, The Fidgety Itch, All I Want for Christmas, The Bee's Sneeze and Willbee the Bumblebee, The House That Wonky Built as well as The Dinky Donkey. A former Christchurch resident, she now lives in the UK.