EMILY NEYE is a childrens book author and a landscape designer. She studied English at Amherst College and landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Emily loves learning about the natural world and sharing her passion with others, through both her writing and her work on urban gardens and parks. She plants flowers that attract bees and butterflies whenever she can. Emily lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two daughters.
TOM LEONARD has worked as a freelance illustrator for over twenty years. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts). In the past seven years he has focused his work on childrens books, usually with a view toward nature. He lives in Philadelphia and teaches illustration at the University of the Arts. He regularly goes to schools to discuss his work. His illustrations have appeared in the Graphis Annual and several times in the Society of Illustrators.