"An important perspective on our changing climate."—Kirkus Reviews
Anita Sanchez worked for over twenty-five years as an environmental educator for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and now serves as an educational consultant to nature centers, arboreta, and school districts. She is the author of nine published books, including the middle-grade science titles Itch:Everything You Didn’t Want to Know About What Makes You Scratch and Rotten!:Vultures, Beetles, and Slime, Nature’s Decomposers (a Junior Library Guild selection).
Lily Padula is a multi-disciplinary illustrator, animator, and artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She employs a cerebral approach to image making, distorting and bending reality where it suits her while maintaining a rich emotional core in each of her pieces. She was awarded a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators for her directorial debut short animation, commissioned in 2018 for NPR’s “Invisibilia” podcast.