A free-spirited book lover since childhood, Coleen Paratore is the author of many titles includingHow Prudence Proovit Proved the Truth About Fairy TalesandThe Wedding Planner's Daughter, a novel for middle schoolers. A voracious reader and the mother of three sons, she lives in Albany, New York. Mike Reed is an award-winning illustrator with recognition from Communication Arts,Printmagazine, AIGA, and the Los Angeles and New York Societies of Illustrators. Childrenrs"s books he has illustrated includeA Chill in the AirandThe Bug in Teacherrs"s Coffee. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Paratore, Coleen Murtagh is the author of '26 Big Things Small Hands Do', published 2004 under ISBN 9781575421667 and ISBN 1575421666.