GEORGE RODRIGUE is the creator of Blue Dog, now an international pop icon. He maintains two galleries, one in New Orleans, Louisiana, and one in Carmel, California. For many years, the artist has visited with school groups across the United States. His website spotlights the artistic talents of kids. BRUCE GOLDSTONE is a children's book author and coauthor, with Marcel Marceau, of Bip in a Book (Stewart, Tabori & Chang). He lives in New York City surrounded by his multi-colored menagerie: lime-green and yellow parakeet feathers, black and brown dog fur, and white and orange cat hair.