BARBARA BOTTNER studied painting in Paris, worked as a set designer, toured as part of an acting ensemble, and made animated shorts for Sesame Street before turning to writing and illustrating childrens books. She is the author of more than 36 books, including Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I dont), illustrated by Michael Emberley, and Bootsie Barker Bites, illustrated by Peggy Rathmann. She lives in Los Angeles, and you can visit her on the Web at barbarabottnerbooks.com.
MAGGIE SMITHs acclaimed books include One Naked Baby; Dear Daisy, Get Well Soon; Desser the Best Ever Cat; and Christmas with the Mousekins. She lives in Seattle. You can find her on the Web at maggiebooks.com, and on etsy at maggierama.etsy.com.