Stuart J. Murphy is a visual learning specialist. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has a strong background in design and art direction. He also has extensive experience in the world of educational publishing. Drawing on all these talents, Stuart J. Murphy brings a unique perspective to the MathStart series. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. Stuart J. Murphy and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston. John Bendall-Brunello lives with his wife, Tiziana, in Cambridge, England, and Cannes, France. Besides illustrating children's books, he also enjoys playing the piano and a good game of snooker or chess. John has illustrated I Love You This Much by Lynn Hodges and Sue Buchanan and wagmore gently by Linda Ashman.