Jackie Mims Hopkins was born in Texas, where she still lives. She holds degrees from the University of Arkansas and Texas A & M University. She is a storyteller, a former teacher, a retired school librarian, and the author of several children's books. S. G. Brooks received a degree in fine arts from the University of Michigan and has worked as an illustrator and mural painter. Brooks is best known as the illustrator of Smokey the Bear. He lives near Washington, DC.
"Droll turns of phrase and hints of dialect add fun and flavor to
the tale."-School Library Journal
"Most Clever-Sounding and Spicy Spin on a Fairy Tale."-Publishers Weekly