Mick and Brita have been writing and illustrating children's books together for almost twenty years. Their first book The World is Full of Babies won the Smarties Silver Prize in 1996 and their next, What's Under the Bed? won the TES Award in 1997. They have won The English Association Award in 2000, 2005, 2008 and 2011. Other nice things that have happened to their books include A Ruined House being chosen by Quentin Blake as one of his fifty all time favourites in his own book The Laureate's Party and Yuck! being featured in Mike Leigh's brilliant film Happy Go Lucky.
Their most recent books include Charles Dickens; Scenes From An Extraordinary Life, Nature Adventures and Taff in the WAAF (winner of the 2011 English Association Award) which was a follow-up to the best selling and much loved Tail-End Charlie, (shortlisted for the Blue Peter Awards and nominated for the Carnegie Medal).