<p><strong>Anika Aldamuy Denise</strong>, is the celebrated author of many picture books, including<em> Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré; Starring Carmen!; Lights, Camera, Carmen!;</em> and <em>Monster Trucks</em>. A tradition she began with her oldest daughter–of leaving short poems and love notes for each other to find–inspired her book <em>The Love Letter</em><em>. </em>She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, three children, and a very lovey kitty named Charlie. Visit Anika online at www.anikadenise.com.</p>
Lucy Ruth Cummins is an author, an illustrator, and an art director of children’s books. Her debut picture book, A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, an Irma Black Honor Book, and an ALA Notable Book. She is also the illustrator of This Is Not a Valentine, written by Carter Higgens. She lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn, New York. Her favorite food is the french fry.