Marilyn Baillie has enjoyed a varied career as teacher, editor and interior designer. She is the author of the Amazing Things Animals Do series comprised of Side by Side (1997), Wild Talk (1996), Time to Eat (1995) and Little Wonders (1995). In addition, Marilyn also edited and compiled Science Surprises (1989), More Science Surprises (1992) and wrote Magical Fun (1991), all from Owl Books. She is also a former editor of Chickadee magazine. Marilyn lives in Toronto and Vermont with her husband.