Rémy Simard, the author/illustrator of the Simone books, has been a professional illustrator since 1980 and has published more than 80 children's books in French and English. His illustrations have also appeared in Today's Parent, Reader's Digest, Maclean's, The Globe and Mail, and La Presse. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Pierre Pratt studied graphic design at Ahuntsic College in Montreal. Since 1990, he has illustrated (and also written) close to fifty books for children. He has won several prizes, including the Governor General's Award of Canada three times, a Golden Apple and a Golden Plate in Bratislava, a Totem at the Montreuil Salon du Livre in France, a UNICEF Prize in Bologna, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, the Elizabeth Cleaver Prize, the Mr. Christie Book Award and the TD Children's Literature Award. In 2008, he represented Canada for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. For more information, visit www.pierrepratt.com.