J. J. Austrian is a graduate of Hamline University's masters of fine arts program in creative writing for children and young adults. He lives in Minnesota with his family. Mike Curato is also the creator of the popular Little Elliot series. He and his husband, Dan, were married in a very wormy wedding. They live in New York City.
"Austrian and Curato turn the simple wedding of two worms into a three-ring circus that slyly turns the whole controversy over same-sex versus heterosexual marriage on its head...As in life, love conquers all." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"How do you explain a revolution to a young audience? This book is a terrific start." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"With its cute critters, sweet story, and messages of equality, this is a first purchase that celebrates the fact that love always wins." -- School Library Journal
"A witty and playful story...Adults looking for some assistance in explaining marriage equality will find this a concise and useful too." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books