Maxine Kumin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who has served as both the Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (a post later renamed the Poet Laureate of the United States) and the Poet Laureate of New Hampshire. In addition to her numerous books of poetry, she has also written novels, essays, and beloved children's books. She lives in Warner, New Hampshire. Alison Friend creates sweet and funny watercolors of animals that have been featured on greeting and holiday cards. This is her first picture book. She lives in South Yorkshire, England.