Roz Rosenbluth is the author of numerous children's books including "Hungry Bear" and "Nettie's Spaghetti." Her fiction has appeared in "Cricket" and "Highlights" magazines, and she was the winner of the 2000 "Highlights" magazine humor contest. She has also held editorial positions at Bantam Books and the National Education Association. She lives in New Rochelle, New York. Maurie J. Manning is the illustrator of three books, including "The Aunts Go Marching," a 2004 IRA Notable Book and Scholastic Pick of the Month. She lives in Berkeley, California.