Author BioCarmen T. Bernier-Grand is a storyteller who works in schools and libraries in the Pacific Northwest. This is her first I Can Read Book. She was born in Puerto Rico and now lives in Portland, OR. Illustrator BioErnesto Ramos Nieves is a freelance graphic artist and illustrator. This is his first picturebook. He was born in Puerto Rico and now lives in New York, NY.
Lulu Delacre is the illustrator of many award-winning children's books, several of which she also wrote or compiled, and a nonfiction novel for teens. She was honored in 1998 as Maryland Woman in the Arts, and was a juror for the 2003 National Book Awards. A native of Puerto Rico, Delacre and her husband live in Silver Spring, Maryland.