Corrinne Averiss is the author of My Pet Star, winner of the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book of the Year, the Stockport Children’s Book Awards and in over 450,000 homes as part of Booktrust’s Pyjamarama campaign. Her first book, A Dot in the Snow, illustrated by Fiona Woodcock, was shortlisted for the CILIP Greenaway award, featured on CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories and in The Sunday Times’ Books of the Year. She is the author of Joy, Hope, Sorrel and the Sleepover, The Boy on the Bench, and Floss the Playground Boss. She is drawn to themes of identity and belonging in her books and aims to deliver big feelings with humour and tenderness.
Isabelle Follath lives in Zurich, Switzerland with her husband, her daughter, and her dog. She has been working as a freelance illustrator for advertizing agencies, magazines, and publishers for over 15 years, but Joy is her first picture book for children. Her work mainly uses ink, pencils, and watercolor, alongside digital techniques.