Harriet Ziefert is a prolific childrens book author and the founder and publisher of Blue Apple Books, an award-winning childrens publishing house. A pioneer in the leveled-reader genre, Ziefert has written numerous Step into Reading books, including the bestselling Sleepy Dog.
Norman Gorbaty was a leader in graphic design in a career spanning over fifty years, most notably as the art director for the legendary advertising agency Benton & Bowles, where he designed iconic ads for Crest, Post cereals, and the IBM Selectric typewriter and groundbreaking covers for Time magazine. After he trained at Yale, Gorbatys early career as a fine artist saw his work in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Gorbaty continues to be an internationally recognized painter and sculptor and is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including Sleepy Dog.