Harriet Ziefert is the author of hundreds of children's books and the publisher of Blue Apple Books in Maplewood, New Jersey. Her books include the bestelling Sleepy Dog in the Step Into Reading series and the acclaimed A New Coat for Anna, a story of the devotion between a mother and daughter during hard times after World War II. Jennifer Plecas is a children's book author and illustrator. Her works include Agapanthus Hum and the Eyeglasses and Bah! Said the Baby. She lives in Blue Springs, Missouri. Gender: unisex.