Gail Herman has written many books for children, including easy-to-reads such as Flower Girl, Otto the Cat, What a Hungry Puppy, and Step into Reading's own The Lion and the Mouse and There Is a Town. She has also written has written several biographies and nonfiction books, including Who Was Jackie Robinson? and What Is the World Series? She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
In the past 30 years, Lisa McCue has illustrated more than 175 books for children. Her artwork also appears on fabrics, greeting cards, gift tins, wrapping papers, home décor, and clothing. When she isnt drawing, she can be found on the water racing her sailboat, or in the mountains skiing. She loves to read, sew, and bead and is involved in fundraising for ALS. McCue was born in Brooklyn, NY, and now lives in Annapolis, Maryland.