Michaela Muntean is the author of over 65 Sesame Street and Golden Book titles. Among her books are Growing Up Grouchy, Little Squirt the Fire Engine, Which Witch is Which?, as well as the Sesame Street titles Zip! Pop! Pop! And Other Fun Words to Say and Elmo Can . . . Taste! Touch! Smell! See! Hear! She lives in Shelter Island, New York, with her husband.
After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, Maggie Swanson spent three years at Hallmark Cards. In college she learned about drawing and painting and dreaming. Hallmark taught her to start and finish a job in a timely and professional manner. After that, she started her freelance career, and has illustrated over 100 children's books for many different publishers. She lives in Connecticut with her husband Rick.