Laurie Krebs draws inspiration for her books from her adventures around the world. She is a former teacher from Connecticut, USA, and a mother and grandmother. She is the author of many globe-trotting titles for Barefoot Books, including We All Went on Safari and Off We Go to Mexico! Aurelia Fronty is a painter, illustrator and textile artist. Traditional art from around the world has always inspired her, particularly colors and patterns. Aurelia has illustrated many children's books in the French market, and this is her first project for Barefoot Books.