Marilyn Sadler has been writing and illustrating children's books for 20 years. Her work has received many honors, including an IRA Classroom Choice Award and a Parents' Choice Award. She lives in Ohio. Roger Bollen (1941-2015) was a writer and illustrator of the Animal Crackers syndicated comic strip. He also illustrated more than 50 children's books with Marilyn Sadler, including titles featuring P. J. Funnybunny and Alistair's Elephant.