Loes Riphagen (b. 1983) grew up in a small farming village surrounded by the heath and woodlands of the Dutch Veluwe. In 2007 she graduated from the Art Academy in Rotterdam. In recent years she has become an essential fixture in Dutch children’s literature. Her picture books Huisbeestenboel (Animal Madhouse), Slaapkamernachtdieren (Bedroom Beasties) and Superheldjes (Teeny Tiny Superheroes) have all received rave reviews. In 2013, she created Zzz, the picture book for Dutch Children’s Book Week.