is the creator of Trucktown, including the New York Times
bestselling Smash, Crash!
, and the author of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!
, the Time Warp Trio series, Caldecott Honor Book The Stinky Cheese Man
, and many other books that inspire kids to want to read. He has worked as an elementary school teacher and is the founder of GuysRead.com, a literacy initiative for boys.
David Shannon has written and illustrated numerous award winning picture books including Duck on a Bike
, the Caldecott Honor Book No David!, How I Learned to be a Pirate
, and Good Boy Fergus
. He is also one of the collaborative illustrators in Jon Scieszka’s Trucktown series. David lives with his wife and his daughter in Los Angeles.
David Gordon is the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed The Ugly Truckling
and The Three Little Riggs
. His first book for Simon & Schuster was the adorable Smitten
. He has done concept work for Pixar’s Toy Story
; Toy Story 2
; A Bug’s Life
; Monsters, Inc.
; and Cars
; as well as Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants
. He also did character design work on Blue Sky’s Robots
. He lives in New York City. Visit him at IllustratorRanch.com.
Loren Long illustrated President Barack Obama’s Of Thee I Sing
; the newest version of The Little Engine that Could
; Madonna’s second picture book, Mr. Peabody’s Apples
by Ari Berk; and
the Barnstormers series. He also illustrated Frank McCourt’s Angela and the Baby Jesus
and is part of the Design Garage for Jon Scieszka’s Trucktown series. Loren’s work has appeared in Time
, Sports Illustrated
, The Wall Street Journal,
and The Atlantic
. He lives with his wife and two sons in Westchester, Ohio. Visit him at LorenLong.com.