Thomas Rockwell is the author of several books for young readers,
including How to Eat Fried Worms, winner of the Mark Twain
Award, the California Young Reader Medal, and the Sequoyah Award.
He is the son of iconic illustrator Norman Rockwell and lives in
Poughkeepsie, New York.
Emily Arnold McCully won the Caldecott Medal for Mirette on the High Wire, and has illustrated over one hundred books for young readers. Her nonfiction work for young adults, Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business -- and Won!, was a finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction. Emily divides her time between New York City and Chatham, New York.
* "The clear writing, clever illustrations, and revolting subject matter are sure to make a hit." -- School Library Journal, starred review
"A hilarious story that will revolt and delight....Colorful, original writing in a much-needed comic vein." -- Booklist "Rockwell's sensibilities (if that's the word) are so uncannily close to those of the average ten-year-old boy that one begins to admire Billy as a really sharp operator." -- Kirkus Reviews