Mrs Dove lives with her lovely family: Tony, Sarah, Katie, her two cats Iris and Pearl and her grandson Benjamin. She has been working for over thirty years and has taught at other schools in New Zealand and also helped in Australian schools. Her favourite author is Eric Carle because he is a very good illustrator. When she was little, Mrs Dove wanted to be a writer and before she was a teacher, she was a journalist. Her favourite song is ‘Walking on Sunshine’ and her favourite colour is blue.