Ruth Krauss was one of the most widely celebrated children's book
authors of all time. Her long list of award-winning books includes
The Carrot Seed, The Happy Day, A Hole Is to Dig, Open House for
Butterflies, A Very Special House, and many others. Her books
continue to be read and cherished by children throughout the
Crockett Johnson (1906-1975) was the writer and illustrator of over twenty books for children, including the beloved classic Harold and the Purple Crayon, six subsequent adventures starring Harold, and The Carrot Seed, written by his wife, Ruth Krauss. He was also the creator of the groundbreaking Barnaby, one of the most influential and ingenious comic strips of the twentieth century.
"Perfectly attuned to young children. The book is presented in a small trim size--good for tiny hands--and the palette is dominated by mustard yellows, white, and blue. It's deceptively simple and sweet, but not saccharine." -- Kirkus Reviews