Poet, prose writer, translator, children's writer. Chairman of the section "Literature for Children and Youth" and club "Zubryonok". Member of the Union of Russian Writers. Author of more than 150 books for children: poems, fairy tales, parables, short stories, alphabet books, riddles, logic and wit tests, speech therapy. A number of his works have been translated into many languages and published in more than twenty countries. He has been living in St. Petersburg since 1996.