Amy Hest was born in New York City and raised on Long Island. She worked as a children's librarian and then in the children's book publishing industry for many years. Today, Amy is an author of more than thirty books for young readers. Two of her books, When Jessie Came Across the Sea, illustrated by P.J. Lynch, and Kiss Good Night, Sam, were awarded the Christopher Medal. Anita Jeram is the illustrator of the multi-million selling picture book phenomenon Guess How Much I Love You. She is married to a palaeontologist and has three children and a menagerie of animals. She lives in Northern Ireland, and hopes, eventually, to set up a wildlife sanctuary there.
This Easter there is only one chick worthy of the spotlight. He has enough attitude to need no back-up vocal chords * The Observer * Amy Hest and Anita Jeram are queens of cute and their thoughtful, delicately drawn Little Chick is utterly adorable as it captures the vulnerability and naivety of extreme youth. One for mother and grandmother hens to read and re-read with our own chicks of 2+. * The Times * Reassuring, gentle and nourishing...Jeram's watercolours are delightful and the expressive chick is utterly endearing. * The Sunday Times * Delightful..Enchanting * theirishworld.com *