J. PATRICK LEWIS, the U.S. Children's Poet Laureate, is one of the
best known children's poets writing today, and the author of many
celebrated picture books. His books include Doodle Dandies,
Please Bury Me in the Library, and First Dog, as well as
two previous S&W titles--Kindergarten Cat and The
Fantastic 5&10[ Store.
DOUGLAS FLORIAN is the creator of many acclaimed picture books, including Dinothesaurus, the recipient of four starred reviews; Comet, Stars, the Moon and Mars, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book and a Horn Book Fanfare; and Bow Wow Meow Meow, a Gryphon Award winner.
JEREMY HOLMES's first book for children, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, received the Bologna Ragazzi Opera Prima Award. He also created the jacket image for On the Day I Died by Candace Fleming.