Leila Rudge grew up in England and spent her first few years making mud pies with her five siblings. Not long after completing an Illustration Degree at Bath Spa University, she jumped on a plane to Australia in search of sunshine and the sea. Her illustrations are a mixture of pencil, paint, paper and any other bits and bobs found in her studio and she loves adding collage to her drawings. She has illustrated numerous picture books for children, and Let Me Sleep, Sheep! her most recent picture book was released March, 2019.