Aaron Reynolds loves bugs and loves books, so Tiger Moth was a perfect blend of both. Reynolds is the author of several great books for kids, including Chicks and Salsa, which Publishers Weekly called "a literary fandango." Reynolds had no idea what "fandango" meant. After looking it up in the dictionary, he learned the word means "playful and silly behavior." Reynolds hopes to write several more fandangos in the future. He lives near Chicago with his wife, two kids, and four insect-obsessed cats.
Erik Lervold was born in Puerto Rico, a small island in the Caribbean, and has been a professional painter. Deciding that he wanted to be a full-time artist, he moved to Florida, New York, Chicago, Duluth, and finally Minneapolis. He attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, majored in Comic Art, and graduated in 2004. Erik teaches classes in libraries in the Minneapolis area, and has taught art in the Minnesota Children's Museum. He loves the color green and has a bunch of really big goggles. He also loves sandwiches. If you want him to be your friend, bring him a roast beef sandwich and he will love you forever.