Born in El Salvador, Ricardo Alegria Jr. came to New York with a lifelong love of stories, poetry, music, and art. He was proud to become a US citizen, having ardently admired the nation's values and its abundant opportunity. He now lives in a sunny home in Palm Bay, Florida, part of a region known as "Space Coast", where his windows are often rattled by rocket launches and the occasional sonic boom from NASA's testing facility a few miles down the road. Inspired by his love of classic children's books like The Cat in the Hat, and Homer Price, Ricardo now writes innovative, whimsical stories he hopes will make kids laugh for generations to come.
Born in Russia, Anya Kuvarzina always loved 'testing out' various pens and pencils at her mother's stationary shop. She later moved to England at the age of sixteen, initially to study business, but was introduced to graphic arts almost by accident through an inspiring art tutor and decided to change her career path. After graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Anya worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, before moving to Cambridge where she now lectures in the Masters program in Art and Design at Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts. She also co-founded a mural painting collective, Top Stroke, designing window displays and collaborating on charity art projects in the Russian Urals. Her work has been exhibited in London and Cambridge. As a child, she read constantly, and was enchanted by the animal illustrations of Russian illustrator, Yevgeny Charushin. This is her first picture book.