Steve Metzger grew up in Queens, NYC. He went to Baruch College and received his Masters in Education from Bank Street College. He taught young children for 15 years before moving on to Scholastic, where he has mainly worked with the Book Clubs. During his tenure at Scholastic, Steve began his writing career with the Dinofours' series (28 books). In addition to the Dinofours, Steve has written many other bestselling books, including Five Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice, The Great Turkey Race, and The Mixed-Up Alphabet.