Richard Haynes grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania, one of nine children. Every day of his boyhood was filled with adventure, much of it in the great outdoors. He is the author of the early chapter book Slingshot and Burp. Richard Haynes lives in Northern California with his wife, author Megan McDonald.Stephanie Laberis is a character designer and illustrator who specializes in creating art for animation and children’s publications. She is the illustrator of Prudence the Part-Time Cow by Jody Jensen Shaffer as well as the Grumpy Cat books and many other Little Golden Books. Stephanie Laberis lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.