Marianne Berkes has spent much of her life as a teacher,
children's theater director and children's librarian. She knows how
much children enjoy "interactive" stories and is the author of many
entertaining and educational picture books that make a child's
learning relevant. Reading, music, theater, gardening, and cooking
have been a constant in Marianne's life. Her books are inspired by
her love of nature. Marianne hopes to open kids' eyes to the magic
found in our natural world. She now writes full time. An energetic
presenter at schools and conferences, Marianne believes that "hands
on" learning is fun. Her website is www.MarianneBerkes.com.
Cathy Morrison is an award-winning illustrator who lives in Colorado, within view of both the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. She watches the plants, the animals, and rain-all close up and personal. She began her career in animation and graphic design, but discovered her passion for children's book illustration while raising her two children. After several years illustrating with traditional media, she now works digitally, which helps the publisher adapt the art into interactive book apps.