Adele K. Thomas is a Melbourne-based illustrator and art director, with more than thirteen years of experience in animated film and TV design and children's books. Adele has illustrated multiple children's book series including The Champion Charlies, Mermaid Holidays and Pearl the Magical Unicorn. She has also written and illustrated a picture book called Animals Eat Their Veggies Too! and has been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Crichton Award for her illustration work on The Monster Maintenance Manual. Adele is a self-described geek who enjoys collecting LEGO mini figures and hanging out with her dog, Jasper.