Penny Dale is an internationally known, bestselling children’s book author and illustrator who has sold over five million books with editions in more than 20 languages. Career highlights include Ten in the Bed (Walker) selling over two million copies and Rosie’s Babies (Walker), with Martin Waddell, winning the Best Book for Babies Award.

Bet You Can’t and Once There Were Giants were included in the UK SATS booklist for many years. Wake Up Mr. B! was commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal 1988. Rosie’s Babies (written by Martin Waddell) was also shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1990. Night Night, Cuddly Bear and Ten in the Bed both won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award in 2001 and 2002 respectively. Jamie and Angus (written by Anne Fine) won the Boston Globe Horn Book Award 2003.

Dinosaur Dig! (2011, UK Nosy Crow, USA Candlewick) is her bestselling book featuring dinosaurs and diggers. The sequel Dinosaur Zoom! (2012) and Dinosaur Rescue! (2014) received rave reviews and sales success both in the UK and internationally and were followed by Dinosaur Rocket! (2015, Dinosaur Pirates! (2016), Dinosaur Farm in 2019 and Dinosaur Christmas in 2020.