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Rebecca Elliott

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A school project from when Rebecca was 6 reads, 'when I grow up I want to be an artist and a writer'. After a brief detour from this career plan involving a degree in philosophy and a dull office job she fulfilled her plan in 2001 when she became a full time children's book illustrator and has since written and illustrated hundreds of picture books published worldwide including the award-winning Just Because, Zoo Girl, Naked Trevor, Mr Super Poopy Pants, Missing Jack and the very popular Owl Diaries series.

She lives in Suffolk in the UK with her husband, a history teacher and children, all professional...

Carmen Oliver

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Carmen's reading buddy was a yellow duck ride-on toy. Together, they wheeled around her world reading nursery rhymes by Mother Goose, poems from Shel Silverstein and picture books by Dr. Seuss. With her grandmother, they read her favorite book Sandman's Stories of Twinkle-Eyes before bed. At night, she dreamt about the mice characters living inside the kitchen pantry and the wily cat Puss that dogged their every move. Story was rooted inside of her and before long she began planting story seeds of her own.

Carmen Oliver is the author of picture book Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies in which...