TERRY PIERCE is the author of over twenty children's books, including picture books, easy readers, joke books, and nonfiction. A former Montessori teacher, she now writes, teaches children's writing workshops, and is a visiting author at elementary schools. She also proudly serves on the board of her regional chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She has a grown son, and she lives in the high desert of California with her husband and two crazy cats. BOB McMAHON has always loved to draw. He has illustrated many children's books, in addition to doing illustration work in advertising. He lives in Southern California with his wife and daughter.