Charles Ghigna - Father Goose® lives in a treehouse in the middle of Alabama. He is the author of more than 100 books and has written more than 5,000 poems for children and adults that appear in anthologies, newspapers and magazines. He served as poet-in residence and chair of creative writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, instructor of creative writing at Samford University, poetry editor of English Journal for the National Council of Teachers of English, and as a nationally syndicated poetry feature writer for Tribune Media Services. He speaks at schools, conferences, libraries, and literary events throughout the U.S. For more information, visit his website at

Michelle Hazelwood Hyde is a freelance illustrator and has illustrated nine books for the National Center for Youth Issues. She lives in Homewood, Alabama, with her husband, two children, and two very entertaining dogs. Visit her at

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