Dori Hillestad Butler is owned by a big black dog named Mouse. He’s a registered therapy dog who enjoys reading with children in Coralville, Iowa, where he lives with Dori and her family. To learn more about Dori, her dog, and her other books for children, visit her website: kidswriter.com.
Jeremy Tugeau has illustrated many books for children. His inspiration for Buddy was his golden Labrador, Jesse, a real neighborhood sleuth. Jeremy lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife, Nicole, and their children, Ruby and George.