About the Author
Alice Schertleis a poet andauthor of many well-loved books for children, including the beloved, #1 New York Times best-sellingLittle Blue Truck series,Very Hairy Bear,Button Up!, and All You Need for a Snowman. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts.Jill McElmurry
was the illustrator of many picture books, including her ownMad About Plaid,When Otis Courted Mama
by Kathi Appelt and the best-selling Little BlueTruck series,
written by Alice Schertle.She happily divided her time between the wide landscape of New Mexico and a green island in Minnesota. Jill passed away in August 2017.