Tim Hopgood is a graduate of Kingston University and worked for 20 years as a graphic design and freelance illustration.
His first book, Our Big Blue Sofa, was published in 2006. Other titles include Here Comes Frankie, Upoppable and the hugely popular Wow Said the Owl.
In 2008 he was the winner of the Best Emerging Illustrator Award at the Book Trust Early Years Awards.
In this episode, he talks to Nikki Gamble about his latest project a bumper book about the natural world, My Big Book of the Outdoors.