Franklyn M. Branley was the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History-Hayden Planetarium.
Felicia Bond is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including the internationally bestselling books in the If You Give . . . series that started with the beloved If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
Other favorites in the series include If You Take a Mouse to the Movies, which was on the New York Times Children's Best Seller list for five months—nine weeks at number one; If You Give a Pig a Pancake, which was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show three times and was recommended by Oprah's first kids' book club; and If You Give a Dog a Donut, If You Give a Pig a Party, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, as well as many other favorites.
Felicia is also the author and illustrator of the Poinsettia books, The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play, and Tumble Bumble. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.