About the Artist
Mel Boring’s varied career has included stints as a truck driver, a radio commentator, and a minister as well as a teacher of elementary, middle-school, high-school, and college students. His overriding interests in nature and in inspiring young children to be curious and think for themselves has resulted in a long list of books that include Incredible Constructions and the People Who Built Them, Caterpillars, Bugs, and Butterflies, and Guinea Pig Scientists: Bold Self-Experimenters in Science and Medicine, the last coauthored with Leslie Dendy. In addition to writing, Boring enjoys visiting schools where, in addition to telling entertaining stories while wearing his height-enhancing Cat-in-the-Hat costume, he encourages students to translate personal interests into stories of their own.
Linda Garrow has degrees in fine and commercial arts. She has illustrated other books for NorthWord Press, including Frogs, Toads and Turtles; Tracks, Scats and Signs; Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies; Rabbits, Squirrels and Chipmunks; Snakes, Salamanders and Lizards; and Trees, Leaves and Bark. She lives in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.