Bob Barner is the author and illustrator of more than twenty-five books for children, including Fish Wish, Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!, and the bilingual Day of the Dead/El Dia de los Muertos. 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 Li’l Abner under Al Capp before moving on to art direction and illustration. His clients include The Boston Globe, Scholastic, Chronicle, the New England Aquarium, Little, Brown, and many more. He lives in San Francisco, California.