Jon Agee is the author/illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including ALA Notable Books Terrific , Milo's Hat Trick , The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau , and of course the original edition of Little Santa . He is also the creator of a series of popular wordplay books, including the IRA-CBC Children's Choice book of palindromes, Go Hang a Salami! I'm a Lasagna Hog! Jon grew up along the Hudson River in Nyack, New York, and went to college at The Cooper Union School of Art in New York City, where he studied painting and filmmaking. Now a full-time author, he lives in San Francisco with his wife, Audrey, and their Havanese puppy, Charlotte.