Kathryn Jackson wrote hundreds of lively, witty stories for Golden Books, most of which were coauthored with her husband, Byron. The Saggy Baggy Elephant is one of the pair's most famous titles. Golden Books that Kathryn Jackson wrote on her own include Tawny Scrawny Lion, Nurse Nancy, Pantaloon, Richard Scarry's The Animals' Merry Christmas, and Richard Scarry's A Story a Day: 365 Stories and Rhymes.
Corinne Malvern (19011956) was a commercial artist who made her mark in fashion advertising and childrens books. She was an art editor of Ladies Home Journal, and often painted its magazine covers. She illustrated many iconic Little Golden Books, including A Day at the Seashore, Heidi, The Night Before Christmas, Doctor Dan the Bandage Man, Christmas Carols, and Nurse Nancy.