Eric Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lafayette College. He also has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois. He was an elementary school teacher and college professor before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty titles, many of which have won state and national awards. His titles "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" won the Caldecott Honor Medal, "The Chanukkah Guest" and "Gershon's Monster" won the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award and "Anansi and the Talking Melon" won the Utah Children's Choice Award. Kimmel travels nationally and internationally visiting schools and talking about his books and telling stories.
ANNE MIRANDA buys many of her groceries at traditional Spanishmercados, where one can find both animals and vegetables. When she’s not at the market, she spends much of her time writing children’s books, including Night Songs, which she illustrated, and Glad Monster, Sad Monster, illustrated by Ed Emberley. She lives with her husband and their two young sons in Madrid, Spain.