When a giant hand scoops up her mama, Teeny the tiny toad hops like lightning to her big brothers: “Mama s stuck inside a bucket! Help! Don t you worry, kid. “We ll “save her! the boys promise. But as the brothers bumble and stumble to the rescue, it becomes clear: brawn can’t always beat brains, and the smallest girl may be the smartest of all.”
Jill Esbaum is the author of many award-winning picture books and has also written 20+ nonfiction books for National Geographic. She visits schools as often as possible and enjoys teaching writing across the country. She is the creator and administrator of a group picture book blog, www.picturebookbuilders.com
Jill grew up in small-town Iowa. She LOVED everything about school and spent her free time creating comic strips, trying to get kittens to follow her home, and playing Barbie beauty pageant with the neighbor girls. One of her favorite possessions was the mini flashlight that illuminated post-bedtime, undercover reading marathons with Nancy Drew.
Keika Yamaguchi has illustrated several children’s books including Puddle Pug by Kim Norman and Teeny Tiny Toady by Jill Esbaum (both Sterling). She works as an artist at DreamWorksTV, and has previously worked for Walt Disney Imagineering and Disney Publishing Worldwide. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three furry children. Visit keikashouse.com to see more of her work. Follow her @KeikaYamaguchi. (Bio via Sterling Fall 2018 Catalog.)