I like stars. Blue stars. Far stars. Shooting stars. I like stars!
About the Author
Margaret Wise Brown--probably most famous for writing "Good Night Moon "and "The Runaway Bunny"--was also a prolific and bestselling Golden Books author. Her "Golden Egg Book," "Home for a Bunny," "The Color Kittens," and "The Sailor Dog "count among the most popular storybooks for children of the last 60 years.
Walt Whippo and Bernard Zaritzky wrote the lyrics and music for Little White Duck in 1950, and children have been singing it ever since. It has been recorded by many popular performers, including Danny Kaye, Burl Ives, and Raffi.
Joan Paley is a graphic designer and has illustrated many well-received picture books. She studied at the Massachusetts College of Art and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine.
Leonard S. Marcus is a historian, biographer, and critic whose many books include Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; and Storied City. In addition, he has been Parenting magazine's children's book reviewer since 1987. This is his first picture book. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Amy Schwartz, and their son, Jacob.