Jerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books and imaginative fiction. His books combine interesting facts, detailed research, humour, and realistic illustrations that mesmerize children everywhere. Jerry lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Linda. "Alphabet books constructed around a theme helpfully provide an extra clue for deciphering the word in question. Jerry Pallotta is the king of this subgenre..." The Horn Book. Shennen Bersani, mother of four, spent her childhood swimming, sailing, and seashell collecting. She attended the Art Institute of Boston and has been a freelance illustrator for over 15 years. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts. Shennen Bersani is the author and illustrator of Achoo! Why Pollen Counts. She has also illustrated many books for children, including Butterfly Colours and Counting and Ocean Counting: Odd Numbers; Astro: The Steller Sea LionSea Slime and It's Eeuwy, Gooey and Under The Sea (Sylvan Dell); and Icky Bug Shapes (Scholastic). www.shennenbersani.com
An enthusiastic and devoted drawer since she was a child, Leslie Evans was raised in Michigan and later trained as a printmaker at the Rhode Island School of Design. She often brings her printer's aesthetic to her work as an artist and illustrator, producing many of the illustrations for her children's books in her letterpress studio. When time allows she enjoys developing her own projects including calendars, prints, books and broadsides under her imprint, the Sea Dog Press. She has illustrated many books including Leaf Jumpers, The Yummy Alphabet Book, and the Alphabet Acrostic series (Clarion). Leslie lives in Watertown, Massachusetts where she delights in her daily walks along the Charles river with her dog, Clyde.