Valorie Fisher

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About the Author

Valorie Fisher is the creator of the back-to-school favorite Everything I Need to Know Before I’m Five, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year; How High Can a Dinosaur Count?, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award winners My Big Brother and My Big Sister. She is also the photographer for the beloved Moxy Maxwell books by Peggy Gifford.

Valorie spent her childhood zigzagging through the U.S., England, and Italy. She studied art at the Museum School and Tufts University in Boston. After graduation, she moved to New York City, where she worked in various capacities with galleries and museums, and as a photographer and prop stylist, before weaving her way into children’s books. Valorie lives in a farmhouse in Cornwall, Connecticut, with her family and a colossal collection of tiny toys. Learn more at

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