Joan L. Nodset is the ben name of children's book author Joan Lexau. Ms. Lexau has written numerous books for children, including the I Can Read Books Don't be My Valentine and The Rooftop Mystery, both illustrated by Syd Hoff, as well as the chapter books Striped Ice Cream and Trouble will find You. She lives in Otisville, New York.
Paul Meisel's funny and energetic illustrations appear in many children's books. His pictures can be found in the I Can Read Books Wizard and Wart and Wizard and Wart at Sea, both by Janice Lee Smith, and Busy Buzzing Bumblebees and Other Tongue Twisters, by Alvin Schwartz. He lives with his family in Newtown, Connecticut.