Bob Barner is the author and illustrator of more than twenty-five books for children, including <i>Fish Wish, Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!</i>, and the bilingual <i>Day of the Dead/El Dia de los Muertos.</i> His work has received the Parents’ Choice Award and the Teachers’ Choice Award. An accomplished artist, he began his career as a cartoonist working on<i> Li’l Abner </i>under Al Capp before moving on to art direction and illustration. His clients include <i>The Boston Globe</i>, Scholastic, Chronicle, the New England Aquarium, Little, Brown, and many more. He lives in San Francisco, California.