Alice Schertle is a poet and the author of many well-loved books for children, including the beloved, best-selling Little Blue Truck series, Very Hairy Bear, Button Up!, and All You Need for a Snowman. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts. Jill McElmurry was the illustrator of many picture books, including her own Mad About Plaid, When Otis Courted Mama by Kathi Appelt and the best-selling Little Blue Truck series, written by Alice Schertle. She happily divided her time between the wide landscape of New Mexico and a green island in Minnesota. Jill passed away in August 2017.
"The cheerful scenes offer plenty of opportunities for animal identification and counting, and a closing scene brings together all the little ones for a festive finale that sees them decked out in floral garlands."-Publishers Weekly, review, 11/24/2017
"A great choice for encouraging young children to learn to identify animals and reinforce counting skills."--School Library Journal, review "A vernal celebration...Beautifully rendered two-page tableaux teem with butterflies, blossoms, and vibrant pastel, springtime colors."--Kirkus