Jerdine Nolenis the author of numerous picture books includingRaising Dragons,Thunder Rose, Plantzilla, Irene's Wish, andHarveyPotter's Balloon Farm, which was made into a TV-movie by Disney. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland. Visit her website atwww.jerdinenolen.com.
Michelle Henningerlives with her family in Arvada, Colorado. She is the illustrator of the Bradford Street Buddies easy reader series.
"Short chapters, heavy on dialogue, emphasize the growing relationships among friends and family, and clear, emphatic statements suit this selection for beginning readers ready for a slightly more developed story line. This gentle narrative offers a few surprises and a delightful twist for newly independent readers."
—School Library Journal
"A reachable challenge for those looking for a first chapter book...This friendly, multicultural neighborhood is where many children live...or wish they lived."