Noted poet Lee Bennett Hopkins has edited or authored numerous
books for children, including the I Can Read Books Hamsters,
Shells, and Spelling Bees; A Pet for Me: Poems; and the ALA Notable
Children's Book Surprises. The recipient of a Christopher Award and
the University of Southern Mississippi's Medallion for "lasting
contributions to children's literature," Mr. Hopkins lives in
Barry Gott is the illustrator of more than thirty children's books, including Dino-Hockey and the Horace Splattly series. Also a greeting-card designer and frequent magazine contributor, Barry lives with his wife, kids, and many pets in Cleveland, Ohio.