Suzanne Kaufman is an author, illustrator, animator, and lover of all things that giggle, roar, bark, or meow. Over the years she's done everything from animating special effects for Universal Television and the Discovery Channel to animating award-winning video games for children. She lives in Seattle with her husband, two daughters, a sausage-chasing dog, and a real closet full of confiscated toys. When not playing with those toys, she can be found teaching animation or working in her studio. Visit her at www.suzannekaufman.com.