A former elementary school teacher, David LaRochelle has been writing for children since 1988 and has won numerous awards, including the Sid Fleischman Humor Award, the SCBWI Golden Kite Honor Award, and the Minnesota Book Award. His previous books for Sterling were 1+1=5 and Other Unlikely Additions, illustrated by Brenda Sexton, andArlo's ARTrageous Adventure, which he both wrote and illustrated. He lives in White Bear Lake, MN. Find out more about David at davidlarochelle.com.
Mike Wohnoutka wrote and illustrated Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster (Holiday House) andDad's First Day (Bloomsbury). He was also the illustrator of Sterling’s The Twelve Days of Christmas in Minnesota (one of our top sellers in the Twelve Days of Christmas regional series at 44K). Mike’s previous collaboration with David LaRochelle,Moo! (Bloomsbury), was an ALA Notable Book, a Junior Library Guild Selection, a CBC Blue Ribbon Book, and the recipient of several state awards. Mike currently resides in Minneapolis, MN, with his wife and two children. Learn more about him at mikewohnoutka.com.