Charles Fuge won both the Macmillan Prize and the Mother Goose Award for his first book, Bush Vark's Day Out. He has had numerous books published since, including Yip! Snap! Yap! and the hugely popular Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball for Gullane ('Highly Commended' for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2001). He lives in Burton Bradstock, Dorset.