About the Author
P. D. EASTMAN was an author-illustrator who created many children’s books, including Are You My Mother?, Go, Dog. Go!, and The Best Nest. Trained at the National Academy of Design, he enlisted in the army in 1943 and was assigned to the Signal Corps Film Unit—which was headed by Theodor Geisel, who would eventually become known to the world as Dr. Seuss. After Geisel later approached him to write for his new Beginner Book series at Random House, Eastman published his first book, Sam and the Firefly. Since then, Random House has sold over thirty million books by P. D. Eastman, and he has become one of the most beloved children’s book authors in the world.
Translator TERESA MLAWER is a pioneer in Spanish-language publishing in the United States. She has translated over 300 children’s books from English to Spanish. Teresa has dedicated her life to the cause of literacy, especially among Hispanic children in the US and Latin America. As a well-known specialist in children’s literature, she works with publishers, educators, and librarians to bring the best literature, whether original or in translation, to the attention of Hispanic children and young adults.