Denise Dillon-Hreha is a special education teacher in Howell, New Jersey. She has been an elementary school educator for the past twelve years. Denise has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education/English in 1996 and a Master’s Degree in Special Education in 2001 from Kean University. She is certified to become a school principal or supervisor. Denise is currently writing her dissertation to earn her doctoral degree from Seton Hall University in 2007. She has taught as an adjunct professor at the graduate level. Denise’s two young children, Chloe and Aidan, have been an inspiration to many of her ideas. She has been reading to them since birth, hoping to share and instill her love of reading. The illustrator, Sheri Mathews, has been a friend for many, many years through high school and college.