"Buoyantly told, rich in insights into the creative process as well as the crafts of writing, illustrating, and storytelling."—Kirkus Reviews
"It’s an engrossing and amusing glimpse of creativity in action and the making of a children’s book classic."—Publishers Weekly
About the Author
JUDY SIERRA has written more than forty books for children, including New York Times
picture book bestsellers, Wild About Books,
illustrated by Marc Brown, and Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems
illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey. Judy's books have won awards including American Library Association Notable Books for Children, the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award from the Association of Booksellers for Children, many Children's Choice Awards, and the Aesop Prize from the American Folklore Society. Before she became a full-time writer, Judy worked as a children's librarian, a puppeteer, and a college professor. She grew up in Falls Church, Virginia, and now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Bob Kaminski, and their dog, Keiko. Visit her on the Web at judysierra.net.
KEVIN HAWKES is the illustrator of over forty acclaimed picture books and chapter books, including Chicken Cheeks, Library Lion, The Librarian Who Measured the Earth, Weslandia,
and Sidewalk Circus.
His vibrant colors, unusual perspectives, and dry sense of humor are hallmarks of his work. He lives with his charming wife and children in southern Maine, where he can often be found wandering aimlessly in his garden. When forced indoors, he works quite happily painting cobalt-blue skies, imaginary landscapes, and flying pianos. Visit him on the Web at kevinhawkes.com.