Husband-and-wife team Elle van Lieshout and Erik van Os write books, songs, and poetry for young children and beginning readers.
Elle grew up with seven older siblings on a farm in a small village. Erik also grew up in a small village. His parents ran a pet shop and a nursery in which he and his three siblings were expected to help out. He always preferred to play soccer. Now Elle and Erik live with their daughter, son, and pets in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Being parents themselves and constantly playing with words and language, Elle and Erik know exactly what tone to use to appeal to younger children. The stories are ideal to read aloud and are enjoyable and recognizable for parents too.