Claire Huchet Bishop (1899-1993) was a children's novelist and librarian. She attended the Sorbonne and started the first children's library in France. After moving to the United States, she worked for the New York Public Library. She was the winner of the Newbery Honor for Pancakes-Paris and All Alone and the Josette Frank Award for Twenty and Ten. Robert McCloskey (1914-2003) was an American author and illustrator of children's books, the most famous of which was Make Way for Ducklings, the 1942 Caldecott Medal winner. He won a second Caldecott Medal in 1958 for Time of Wonder. He also received Caldecott Honors for Blueberries for Sal in 1949, One Morning in Maine in 1953 and Journey Cake, Ho! in 1954.
Children will enjoy the story for its mixture of nightmare, laughter and wordplay. Books for Keeps Joyfully nostalgic... This is a wonderful book that is just as wonderful after nearly seventy years. INIS