Susan Middleton Elya is a former Spanish teacher and the author of several bilingual books for children, including La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for los Niü¾Œ–˜¼os, Little Roja Riding Hood, and Say Hola to Spanish at the Circus. She owns an antiques and book store in Danville, CA. Maria Mola is the illustrator of several books for children, including Sparkle Boy and Koala Challah. Maria is a freelance illustrator and artist. She is from Barcelona, Spain, but she lives in Chicago with her husband and their two little children. She is passionate about bringing her art to the children's picture book industry.