Sophie Fatus is a full-time illustrator and sculptress, who studied at the prestigious Academy of Fine Art in Paris. Her brightly coloured illustrations and quirky style are world-renowned and have graced the pages of many Barefoot books including If You're Happy and You Know It!, The Real Princess and The Story Tree. Sophie lives in Florence, Italy. Fred Penner has been entertaining children and adults alike for more than twenty years. A native of Manitoba, Canada, Fred has worn many hats - from folk-rock singer, television host and home video star to children's book author, UNICEF Canada spokesman, husband and father of four!