John Burningham (1936-2019) was one of the world's most recognized and beloved illustrators. His work has received countless awards, including a Boston Globe-Horn Book honor for It's a Secret! and two Kate Greenaway Medals. Over his fifty-year career, John Burningham wrote and illustrated more than thirty picture books, including Picnic, Motor Miles, and Mouse House. He and his wife, Helen Oxenbury, had three children.