Monica Kulling

Monica  Kulling

MONICA KULLING is a poet who has written over forty children's books, including picture books, classic novel adaptations, and biographies. She has written about Harriet Tubman, Henry Ford, Houdini, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Amelia Earhart, among others, and is known for bringing biography to children who are just learning to read. Her award-winning Great Idea Series tells the stories of fascinating inventors and their incredible innovations. She's also the author of Merci Mister Dash!, a humorous children's book. David Parkins is an award-winning illustrator of more than fifty children's books. Visit his website at

He became a freelance illustrator after studying wildlife illustration in Wales and general illustration at Lincoln College of Art. His work has featured in The Guardian, the Toronto Star, Bloomberg Business Week, Nature, The Economist, and The Beano, a British children's comic. He is the critically acclaimed illustrator of three more books in Monica Kulling's Great Idea Series: In the Bag!, in which he draws a regular editorial cartoon for the Globe and Mail.