Eric A. Kimmel is a celebrated children's author and master storyteller. His books have won National Jewish Book Awards, and he has been given the Sydney Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in Oregon. Jill Weber is a children's book illustrator, book designer, and college art teacher. Her work has been praised for its "childlike feel" and "vibrant appeal." She lives in New Hampshire.
"Steeped in Yiddish idiom, the story sends an unforgettable message: the skeptic changes and sees that ordinary kindness is enough to save the world."