Nancy Loewen has published many books for kids. She's a two-time Minnesota Book Award finalist (Four to the Pole and The LAST Day of Kindergarten) and the recipient of a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers (Writer's Toolbox series). She holds an MFA from Hamline University in St. Paul. Nancy has two children and lives near Minneapolis. To learn more, visit www. nancyloewen.com. Denis Alonso was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. When he was a kid, drawing was his favorite thing to do. With the support of his parents, he was able to improve his skills to become an illustrator. He graduated in design at Faculdade de Belas Artes de Sao Paulo, and worked with clients as Discovery Kids, MtvBrazil, Montegrappa, Unilever, Santillana Group, Editora Abril and many others. He lives with his wife and dog, Mr. Spock, in Sao Paulo. When he is not drawing he likes to practice boxing or cook with his wife.