Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie &amp;amp; Pearl, and Mr. Putter &amp;amp; Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Arthur Howard is the illustrator of Goatilocks and the Three Bears by Erica S. Perl; Noodle &amp;amp; Lou by Liz Garton Scanlon; the Mr. Putter &amp;amp; Tabby series, Gooseberry Park books, and Motor Mouse series by Cynthia Rylant; and his own picture books. He has also coauthored and illustrated many books of humor for adults and appeared for seven seasons in the PBS math-oriented production Square One Television. He lives in New York City.