Susan Meyers grew up in the country, where she felt a strong sense of kinship with the animals of the woods and fields. She hopes this book will help children recognize that kinship, too. Susan is also the author of Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! ,illustrated by David Walker.Hiroe Nakata was born and raised in Japan and moved to the United States when she was sixteen. When she was young, her father took the family on many picnics in a yellow hatchback, like the one in this book. And like the baby in this book, she liked to take after lunch naps on her father's belly. Hiroe has illustrated many books for children, including Got to Dance by M.C. Helldorfer. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband.