About the Author
Sandra Markle is the author of numerous award-winning science books for children, a nationally known science education consultant, and a former elementary school science teacher. Her titles include Penguins: Growing Up Wild - a National Science Teacher Association and Children's Book Council Outstanding Science Trade Book; Creepy, Crawly Baby Bugs - a Nick Jr. Magazine Best Books of the Year 2003; and Outside and Inside Bats - an American Bookseller's Association Pick of the Lists. She authored the award-winning Animal Predator, Animal Scavenger, and Animal Prey series for Lerner Publishing Group, a well-received collection of books on the food chain. Markle has developed science specials for CNN and PBS and an award-winning Internet-based education program. She lives in New Zealand with her husband.