Robert Lopshire

ROBERT LOPSHIRE (1927-2002) was the author and illustrator of several acclaimed children's books--including the Beginner Books Put Me in the Zoo, New Tricks I Can Do!, and I Want to Be Somebody New! He worked with Dr. Seuss as an art director on the earliest Beginner Books.

MARIA KARIPIDOU is an illustrator based in Germany. Her work has appeared in many children's books and magazines as well as in commercial advertisements for international clients.