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<b>Thomas Docherty</b> is an acclaimed author and illustrator of a number of bestselling picture books. When he was at school, Thomas never imagined he would end up writing books. He is dyslexic, so his spelling was terrible and he struggled with reading. Luckily his mum and dad read stories to him and took him to the library, where he spent hours looking at picture books – Asterix comics were his favourite. Thomas always liked drawing and when he started keeping a sketchbook diary, especially if he travelled somewhere new, it became the inspiration for his first picture books. Thomas’s books, including <i>The Snatchabook,</i> written by his wife Helen, <i>Little Boat</i>, <i>Big Scary Monster</i>, and <i>the Driftwood Ball</i> have won many awards and been translated into 25 languages. He is also the illustrator of <i>Bombs and Blackberries</i> and <i>Chariots and Champions</i>, written by Julia Donaldson. Thomas lives in Wales with his wife Helen and their two daughters.

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