Hatchling Books was set up by author Jonathan Emmett and illustrator Rebecca Harry to publish print-on-demand editions of their Ruby the Duckling books after the series went out of print with its original publishers.

JONATHAN EMMETT worked as an architect, before pursuing a career in children’s books.

As well as writing picture books such as ‘Bringing Down the Moon’, ‘Someone Bigger’ and ‘The Princess and the Pig’, Jonathan also writes and paper-engineers pop-up books. His books have won several awards including the Red House Children’s Book Award for ‘Pigs Might Fly’ and the Sheffield Children’s Book Award for ‘The Pig’s Knickers’.

You can find out more about Jonathan and his books at his website jonathanemmett.com

REBECCA HARRY illustrated greeting cards before her first children’s book was published by Egmont in 1999.

Working from her studio in Wales, UK she has illustrated many children’s books including Jonathan Emmett’s ‘Ruby the Duckling’ series, the ‘Bluebell Woods’ series for Little Tiger Press and The ‘Snow Bunny’ Christmas books for Nosy Crow. Her illustrated books have been sold across the world in countries such as France, Japan, Germany and China.

You can find out more about Rebecca and her books at her website rebeccaharry.com