Roger Priddy is the creator of over two hundred bestselling books for young children, including Wipe Clean ABC, First 100 Words and Fuzzy Bee. When he was at school, he couldn't decide between being a patisserie chef or going to art college. On the advice of his father, he chose art college, and trained as an illustrator before becoming a designer at Usborne Publishing. Roger's love for children's early learning has led him to create some of the most successful children's non-fiction books, first at Dorling Kindersley (My First Word Book, Incredible Cross Sections and My First Cook Book), before he set up Priddy Books with St. Martin's Press in the US, where several of his books have sold over one million copies each, including My Big Animal Book and Happy Baby Words. In total, he has sold over 65 million books worldwide and his books have been translated into over 45 languages.