SIMON, Francesca. American, b. 1955. Genres: Children's fiction. Career: Freelance journalist, 1980-1993; writer of children's books. Publications: FOR CHILDREN: But What Does the Hippopotamus Say?, 1994; Horrid Henry, 1994; Cafe at the Edge of the Moon, 1996; Spider School, 1996; The Topsy-Turvies, 1996; What's That Noise?, 1996; Moo Baa Baa Quack: Seven Farmyard Stories, 1998; Camels Don't Ski, 1998; Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick, 1998; Where Are You?, 1998; Calling All Toddlers, 1999; Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse, 2000; Horrid Henry's Revenge, 2001; Horrid Henry's Stink Bomb, 2002; Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter, 2002. Contributor to magazines. Address: c/o Rosemary Sandberg, 6 Bayley St, London WC1B 3HB, England.