has been editing books for children
and adults for nearly three decades. She and her son live in
Southern California with their two dogs, three parrots, a cat, a
king snake, a leopard gecko, and a fish named Huck Fin.
Henry Cole was born on a dairy farm near
Purcellville, Virginia, and was an adored elementary-school science
teacher for sixteen years. He has since illustrated over eighty
popular picture books. Mr. Cole has always loved art and science,
which has made him a keen observer of details in nature. He now
lives in both Florida and Virginia.