In her series Grandma Book's World, Raejean Kanter combines two of her passions: love of children and travel. A grandmother of six, she has traveled to over fifty countries in the world. The mission of the series is to help young children learn about other cultures to foster a greater understanding of inclusion. Ms. Kanter has a BBA from St. Norbert College and a MEd from Cardinal Stritch University. Rick Eshbaugh has been an animator and graphic designer in southeastern Wisconsin for over thirty years. Recently retired, he has returned to his early interest in children's book illustration. He enjoyed his first two assignments, collaborating with Ms. Kanter on Some Call Me Santa and A Wish for a Christmas Dress. Two Countries, Three Friends promotes friendship around the world, an effort to which Rick is proud to contribute.