Betty Brock is the author of several books for young children. She has two grown daughters and lives in Alexandria, VA. Wallace Tripp has illustrated many books for children, including Come Back, Amelia Bedelia. He lives in California. Wallace Tripp studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He has illustrated more than fifty children's books. Mr. Tripp and his wife run a greeting card company in Peterborough, New Hampshire. They have three children, two dogs, and two cats.