Susan Collins Thoms is the author of Cesar Takes a Break, The Twelve Days of Christmas in Michigan, and Noahs Ark (all Sterling). She lives in Grand Rapids, MI, with her husband, three children, two cats, one parakeet, one lizard, and one hermit crab.
Illustrator Naoko Stoop now lives in Brooklyn, NY, but was born and grew up in Japan. She is a self-taught artist who generally paints on brown paper bags and wood scraps. She sells her work in her Etsy shop (etsy.com/shop/naokosstoop) and also exhibits in several galleries. Naoko illustrated a board book edition of All Creatures Great and Small for Sterling, as well as Noahs Ark, and is the author/illustrator of Red Knit Cap Girl (Little Brown, 2012). Read Naoko's blog (naokosstoop.blogspot.com), check out her collection online (brownpaperbagcollection.com/page/cover.php), and follow her on Twitter @naokosstoop.