Peggy Parish was the author of numerous books for children, including other Amelia Bedelia stories such as Thank You, Amelia Bedelia and Amelia Bedelia and The Surprise Shower. Other favorites by Ms. Parish include No More Monsters For Me! and Dinosaur Time. Peggy Parish taught school in Kentucky and New York City, where she lived for many years.
Wallace Tripp is the well-known illustrator of many books for children, including Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia. Mr. Tripp, who was born and raised in New England, now lives in California.