Robert Munsch was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied to be a Jesuit priest but decided to work with children instead. He taught in a variety of nursery schools and daycare centers while he earned an MA in Early Childhood Education. In 1975, Munsch and his wife, Ann, moved to Guelph, Ontario. The Munschs have three children: Julie, Andrew, and Tyya.
Michael Martchenko has illustrated over 30 books for children and has exhibited his work throughout North America. He has won numerous awards for design and illustration. He lives with his wife, Patricia, in Toronto.
Suzanne Duranceau loves to interpret a text and render visible the emotions of the characters in a story. Her daughter, Alma, volunteers to act as her model and consultant.
by Robert Munsch and Saoussan Askar ; illustrated by Michael Martchenko and Suzanne Duranceau