Emma Dodd was brought up in a family of artists, and from as far back as she can remember she has wanted to be an illustrator. She is the illustrator of Giles Andreae's I Love My Mummy, which won a Book Trust Early Years Award. Emma Dodd enjoys surfing with her kids, punctuality, and Scrabble. She cannot abide children who complain that they are bored. "How can you ever be bored," she says, "when you can always draw a picture?"