JoAnn Deak, Ph.D is an international speaker, educator, preventive psychologist, and the author of many books, including the Little Pickle Press title, The Owner's Manual For Driving Your Adolescent Brain. She also works with parents, teachers, and other adults who work with children as a consultant to schools worldwide on issues of brain development and gender equity. Sarah Ackerley began pursuing her dream of becoming a real live picture book illustrator after earning her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004. To her delight, Sarah currently works as an illustrator and is also taking some time to travel the world and paint murals wherever she finds a needy wall. Visit Sarah online at sarahackerley.com.