Rebecca Walsh studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and has worked in advertising, packaging and educational publishing. She illustrated <i>The Well at The End of the World </i>by Robert D. San Souci, <i>How the Tiny People Grew Tall: An Original Creation Tale</i> by Nancy Wood, and <i>The Girl Who Wanted to Dance </i>by Amy Ehrlich. <i>Amadou’s Zoo </i>is her debut book as an author-illustrator. Much of her imagery can be traced back to her childhood in the rolling hills of rural Vermont. She currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, and their two children.