About the Author
Charles Ghigna, known as Father Goose, is the author of more than100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, and other publishers. His books have been featured on ABC s "Good Morning America," PBS, and NPR. He is a poet, children s author, speaker, and nationally syndicated feature writer who promotes the love of poetry and children s literature throughout the world and the author of more than 5000 poems for children and adults. His poems have appeared in hundreds of textbooks, anthologies, magazines from The New Yorker and Harper's to Cricket and Highlights.His poems also appear in the national SAT and ACT tests. He has served as poetry editor of The English Journal for the National Council of Teachers of English and has presented poetry programs at the Library of Congress, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the American Library in Paris, the International Schools of South America and at hundreds of other schools, colleges, conferences, libraries, book fairs, and literary events throughout the world.
Ghigna's poems have appeared in many children's magazines.
Stuart J. Murphy, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, is a visual learning specialist with extensive experience in educational publishing and art direction. Mr. Murphy lives in Evanston, IL.
Diane Greenseid's illustrations have appeared in a variety of magazines and newsletters. Her first book for children was Wilson Sat Alone by Debra Hess.