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Bill Martin Jr, a former elementary-school principal, and now a teacher, writer, and poet, holds a doctoral degree in early childhood education. His many books, among them the bestselling classics Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, are a testament to his ability to speak directly to children. Born and raised in Kansas, Mr. Martin now makes his home in Texas.

Eric Carle was born in the United States, but spent his early years in Stuttgart, Germany. His many innovative books have earned him a place in the canon of classic children's literature. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was the first book he illustrated; he then went on to write and illustrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider, and The Very Quiet Cricket, as well as many other books for children. Mr. Carle works in a studio near his home in western Massachusetts.

Visit Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle at their web sites:
www.billmartinjr.com and www.eric-carle.com

For information about the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art visit:
www..picturebookart.org



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Endangered species Fiction, Animals Fiction, Stories in rhyme