Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most revered Zen teachers in the world today. His best-selling books include Happiness and Peace Is Every Step. He lives in Plum Village in southwest France, where he teaches the art of mindful living. Philippe Ameswas born in Berkeley, California. He works in the field of illustration and animation for companies of international reputations such as Colossal Pictures, Curious Pictures, and Wildbrain. He also teaches art to children. His illustrations have appeared in magazines, newspapers, greeting cards, and book covers including two previous Parallax Press children's books. He lives near Lausanne, Switzerland.