Sanne Dufft was born in Darmstadt, Germany, in 1974. She studied Art Therapy in Nürtingen, Germany, and worked with children with a variety of special needs (and special gifts) in Northern Ireland. She has gone on to work for a children’s magazine and illustrated her first picture book, Der Sandelefant (The Sand Elephant), published by Urachhaus, Germany, in Spring 2015. She is the illustrator of several picture books (including ‘The Shepherd Boy and the Christmas Gifts’ and ‘Bear Child’ and author/illustrator of ‘The Night Lion’ and ‘Paula Knows what to Do’. Sanne lives with her husband and three children in beautiful Tübingen, in the South of Germany.