Tad Hills is the author and illustrator of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read; Rocket Writes a Story; Duck & Goose; Duck, Duck, Goose; and Duck & Goose Go to the Beach. His other books include the ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book What's Up, Duck?; Duck & Goose: It's Time for Christmas!; and four Step into Reading titles: Drop it, Rocket!, Rocket's 100th Day of School, Rocket the Brave!, and Rocket's Very Fine Day. Tad lives in Brooklyn with his wife, their two children, and a real dog named Rocket. Visit him on the web at tadhills.com or follow him on Twitter at @tadhills.