Simms Taback grew up in the Bronx and graduated from Cooper
Union. He has worked as an art director and a graphic designer, and
has taught at the School of Visual Arts and Syracause University.
He has illustrated many children''s books, including I Know an
Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (Viking), Spacy Riddles,
Snakey Riddles, Buggy Riddles, and Fishy
Riddles (all written by Katy Hall and lIsa Eisenberg, Dial).
His work has won many awards, including the Caldecott Honor Award
Medal for I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly and a
New York Times Best Illustrated Children''s Book. A father
of three and grandfather of three, Mr. Taback lives with his wife
in Willow, New York copyright ? 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for
Young Readers. All rights reserved.