Nell Cross Beckerman writes picture books for children, inspired by the magic of nature and the human spirit. She has produced, written, and directed shows for VH1, MTV, MSNBC, and the Discovery Channel. Her dad is a retired marine biologist and her mom was a YA librarian in the Bronx in the ’70s. She lives in Venice Beach with her husband and two daughters.
Rachell Sumpter is a painter and illustrator whose work has been featured in the New York Times, Penguin Random House Books, McSweeney’s, the Boston Globe, and O, The Oprah Magazine. In addition to creating illustrations she is also an art professor, shows her work in galleries, teaches workshops at museums, enjoys reading, observing nature, and spending time with her partner and their two children. She lives in Seattle. This is her first children’s book.