Children's writer Bill Martin, Junior, was born in Kansas and graduated from Emporia State University. He taught in Kansas and was a school principal in Chicago. Martin later developed two literature-based reading programs for Holt, Rhinehart and Winston and acted as a teacher's consultant. Martin has written over three hundred children's books, including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See? He made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2012 for this title.
Michael Sampson is a "New York Times "bestselling author of twenty-two books for young children, including "Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 "and "The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry". He and Bill Martin Jr wrote many popular books together, including "Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? "and "Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? "Michael Sampson lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Michael Chesworth has illustrated many picture books and is also the creator of "Rainy Day Dream" and "Archibald Frisby," a Reading Rainbow Feature Book. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.