SUSAN MIDDLETON ELYA is the author of more than fifteen books for children, including the Say Hola to Spanish series, illustrated by Loretta Lopez, and Oh No, Gotta Go!, a Junior Library Guild Selection, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Susan taught Spanish for ten years, and now lives in northern California with her husband, three children, and two dogs. She used to shop with babies, and although they were cute, they were never very helpful!
Steven Salerno has illustrated many popular picture books for children, including The Dirty Little Boy by Margaret Wise Brown, Bebe Goes Shopping, and Brothers at Bat, as well as his own Little Tumbo and Coco the Carrot. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, where he studied under famed author/illustrator Maurice Sendak, Steven's illustrations appear in magazines, advertising campaigns, product packaging, and retail interiors. He lives and works in New York City. www.stevensalerno.com