Peter H. Reynolds was born in Canada in 1961. He attended the Massachusetts College of Art and Fitchburg State College. He is the award-winning author and illustrator of The Dot, Ish, and The North Star. He also illustrated Someday by Alison McGhee, Tess's Tree by Jess M. Brallier, Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and the Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald. He is the Founder of the educational media company FableVision.