After leaving school Nick Butterworth went to work as a typographic designer and formed a partnership with Mick Inkpen. Nick's books have sold over 12 million copies around the world in more than 25 languages. He has won several prestigious awards including the Nestle Gold Award for The Whisperer
. Perhaps his best known character Percy the Park Keeper first appeared in 1989 in One Snowy Night
and has been the subject of a series of animated films for television.