About the Author
Mark Weakland wears many hats. As an author, he's written books for teachers, including Super Core!: Turbocharging Your Basal Reading Program with More Reading, Writing, and Word Work, published by the International Reading Association. His book topics for children include sports, bacteria, comets, and poetry. Mark's also a reading specialist. He teaches kindergarten children, third graders, parents, and teachers. As a musician and songwriter, Mark sings, plays percussion, and strums the guitar. Many of his songs, including "I Sure Love Pancakes" and "The Dooflicky Machine," have won national awards and contests. Mark lives in Western Pennsylvania.
Pablo Pino was born in August 1981 in Buenos Aries, Agrentina. He grew up watching cartoons, playing football and drawing a lot. These days, he doesn't watch as much TV and only plays football once a week, but still has the joy of painting every day. Why? Because for the last 10 years, he's been working as a professional illustrator for different print media. What he enjoys the most is illustrating books for children and teenagers. Besides the 50 published books Pablo's illustrated, he also does character designs, board games and collaborates on designs for schoolbooks and magazines with various worldwide publishing companies. Pablo is self-taught and his illustrations are mostly computer drawn, but he always adds textures that he makes with pencils, crayons, acrylics and pretty much any material that lets him gets messy like when he was child.