Carol McCloud, the Bucket Lady, is an early childhood specialist, award-winning author, and popular speaker. Her first book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, was published in 2006. As president of Bucket Fillers, Inc., in Brighton, MI, she leads a small team of educators that travel around the world with one goal in mind: to help create happier lives. Carol is a graduate of Oakland University School of Education (Rochester, MI), a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer, and long-time member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). David Messing is a life-long artist, illustrator, cartoonist, sculptor, writer and instructor. For thirty years, Dave, along with his wife, Sandy, and in more recent years their boys, Scott, Kevin and Adam, have taught in their family-owned art school. Although Dave spent many years designing and building props, sets, and miniatures for film and print commercials and almost every auto manufacturer, his current passion is cartooning and book illustration.