â This fun read will satisfy kids looking for animal stories with happy
endings. . . . Will appeal to reluctant readers, and it is a good
(School Library Journal
â A whole lot of fun.â
About the Author
Vivian Vande Velde (born 1951, Rochester, New York) is an American author who writes books primarily aimed at young adults. Her novels and short story collections usually have some element of horror or fantasy, but are primarily humorous. Her book Never Trust a Dead Man (1999) received the 2000 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel. She says that she really likes to write for children. She likes to do school talks to children. She does many book conventions and also gives writing classes. She lives and works in Rochester, New York, with her husband and daughter.
Steve Bjorkman is a cartoonist who has illustrated countless greeting cards and advertisements for magazines. He has illustrated more than fifty books for children, including Supernouts! which he also wrote. He lives with his wife and three children in Aliso Viejo, California.