Well-known children's writer Norene Smiley's delightful prose and award-winning illustrator Brenda Jones's vibrant illustrations combine to bring the wonder of imaginative play to life. The quirky pictorial elements and interplay between real life and fantasy will make Simon and Catapult Man a winner with children, while teachers and librarians will appreciate the playground safety theme and related activity.
Norene Smiley is the author of That Stripy Cat. In the winter, Norene writes stories, teaches writing, paints big paintings, and dreams of making short films. The Stripy Cat, Perfectly Peppy will be released in 2009. She now lives in the village of Pugwash, Nova Scotia where she and her husband make soup and muffins in the Chatterbox Café.
Brenda Jones grew up in Prince Edward Island and now works as an artist at a Montreal animation studio. She has illustrated many books, including Buddy the Bluenose Reindeer, My Mother is Weird and Hockey Night Tonight.