Barney Saltzberg is the author-illustrator of the picture books CORNELIUS P. MUDD, ARE YOU READY FOR BED? and CRAZY HAIR DAY, winner of an International Reading Association Children's Choice Award. He is also the illustrator of the novelty book, HOW MANY ELEPHANTS? by Selby Beeler. Barney Saltzberg lives with his wife, two children, three dogs, and a pond of fish, but regrettably, no cats (yet).