"I have always loved stories about characters who overcome obstacles in order to realize their dreams. once I knew I wanted to write about a dinosaur, the first question was, what impossible thing might this dinosaur want to do? Be a dancer, of course! a ll I needed then was to give her the will -- and the support of others to make her dream come true." James Howe is the acclaimed author of more than eighty books for young readers, including the E. B. White Read Aloud Award-winning Houndsley and Catina and its sequels, as well as the much-lauded series about Bunnicula. He lives in New York State. Randy Cecil has illustrated many books for children, including LOOKING FOR A MOOSE by Phyllis Root, And HERE'S TO YOU! by David Elliott, He is also the author-illustrator of GATOR and DUCK. Randy Cecil lives in Houston.