Erica S. Perl is the author of many popular and critically acclaimed books for young readers. Her picture books include Chicken Butt!, Goatilocks and the Three Bears, and Ferocious Fluffity. She is a crowd-pleasing presenter at schools, libraries, and community events. Erica honed her skills working as a trial lawyer in New York City, and, before that, studying theater and driving an ice cream truck. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her family, which includes dogs and - of course - guinea pigs. Amy Young
has written and illustrated many picture books for children. These include the series A Unicorn Named Sparkle
, about a mail-order unicorn, and the Belinda the Ballerina
series, about a graceful ballerina who has enormous feet. Like Erica, Amy has had many jobs over the years, having worked as a waitress, a construction worker, a farm hand, and an attorney. She loves her current job best of all. Amy lives in western Michigan with her charming husband Paul and their domineering cat, Xena, Warrior Kitty.