Mike Barfield is a comic writer, cartoonist, poet, and performer with 25 years' experience. He has worked in TV, radio, books, newspapers, and magazines--as well as schools, libraries, museums, bookshops, and George Bernard Shaw's back garden.
Lauren Humphrey is a London-based illustrator. Her colorful and quirky illustrations have featured in the New York Times, the Guardian, and Anorak magazine.
If there's a kid on your list who loves chemistry - or perhaps even better, one who doesn't, yet - this witty guide to the elements in everyday objects is bursting with clearly presented facts. The design is sleek and colorful, with lots of comics. -The New York Times