is the creator of Trucktown, including the New York Times
bestselling Smash, Crash!
, and the author of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!
, the Time Warp Trio series, Caldecott Honor Book The Stinky Cheese Man
, and many other books that inspire kids to want to read. He has worked as an elementary school teacher and is the founder of GuysRead.com, a literacy initiative for boys.
David Shannon has written and illustrated numerous award winning picture books including Duck on a Bike
, the Caldecott Honor Book No David!, How I Learned to be a Pirate
, and Good Boy Fergus
. He is also one of the collaborative illustrators in Jon Scieszka's Trucktown series. David lives with his wife and his daughter in Los Angeles.
Loren Long illustrated President Barack Obama's Of Thee I Sing
; the newest version of The Little Engine that Could
by Watty Piper; Madonna's second picture book, Mr. Peabody's Apples
by Ari Berk; Frank McCourt's Angela and the Baby Jesus
by Matt de la Peña; and If I Was the Sunshine
by Julie Fogliano. He also wrote and illustrated the Otis series and was part of the Design Garage for Jon Scieszka's Trucktown series. Loren's work has appeared in Time
, Sports Illustrated
, The Wall Street Journal
, and The Atlantic
. He lives with his wife and two sons in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit him at LorenLong.com.
David Gordon has done visual development for numerous production companies from Lucasfilm to Pixar, including Toy Story
; Monsters, Inc
.; A Bug's Life
; BlueSky's Robots
; and Nickelodeon's Spongebob Squarepants
. He's also written and illustrated several picture books, among them Hansel and Diesel
, The Three Little Rigs
, The Ugly Truckling,
. He's one of the illustrators of Jon Scieszka's fifty-two-book, New York Times
bestselling series, Trucktown. Visit him at IllustratorRanch.com.