ERICA S. PERL is the author of many hilarious picture books and award-winning novels for young readers. As a child, Erica was so afraid of sharks that she worried about them in lakes, swimming pools...even bathtubs. She has since gotten braver--and learned that sharks are rarely found in any of those places. She still keeps a watchful eye when she swims and bathes, just in case. Before becoming a full-time writer, Erica worked at First Book, a nonprofit literacy organization. Erica is an enthusiastic, inspiring speaker and presenter at schools, libraries, and conferences. She loves to get kids excited about reading and writing. She lives in Washington, DC, with her family. To learn more, you can find her at ericaperl.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter at @ericaperl.
MICHAEL SLACK is an artist, illustrator, character designer, and award-winning app designer. His work has appeared on board games, card games, and even a puzzle. Michael has illustrated many hysterically funny picture books--including many he has written himself. He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit his website at slackart.com, and follow him on Twitter at @michaelslackart, on Facebook, and on Pinterest.