Jill Esbaum is the author of several award-winning children's books. Little Kids First Big Book of How, Cherry Blossoms Speak Spring, and the Angry Birds Playground titles Dinosaurs, Rain Forest, and Animals are just a few of her National Geographic titles. She is a regular visitor to schools and a conference speaker. At the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival and the Whispering Woods Picture Book Workshop/Retreat, Esbaum teaches children's writing. She resides near Davenport, Iowa, on a farm.