Suzanne Selfors is the author of the Imaginary Veterinary series,
the Smells Like Dog series, "Fortune's Magic Farm," "To Catch a
Mermaid," and many other books. Though no lake monsters have been
spotted in the stormy sea near her home, the waters are infested
with giant octopuses and geoducks. When not beachcombing, she's
busy writing books, which is her very favorite thing to do.
Dan Santat is a children's book writer and illustrator. He graduated from Art Center, College of Design and lives in Southern California with his family, a rabbit, a bird, and one cat.
Praise for the Imaginary Veterinary series "The best books
are those in which imaginary creatures leap off the page and into
our world -- just one of the reasons why this book is a ton of fun.
I can't wait for more adventures!"--Wendy Mass, New York
Times bestselling author of The Candymakers
* "From the first dragon sighting, readers will be thoroughly entertained with this hijinks-filled adventure story. Ben and Pearl are fun-seeking characters, while Santat's illustrations perfectly complement a story that mixes reality with the imaginary. Young readers will be anxious for future adventures in the Imaginary Veterinary series."--Library Media Connection, starred review
"A solid, entertaining opener. Ben and Pearl are Everykids that readers will relate to, and the adults of Buttonville are often delightfully weird and clueless....More hijinks-filled adventure than mystery, this is sure to win an audience."--Kirkus Reviews
"An entertaining story that will pique readers' interest from the first dragon sighting...Santat's characteristically dynamic illustrations complement a story that will have readers eager for the next book in the Imaginary Veterinary series."--Publishers Weekly
"Funny, touching, and sure to please, this title is full of charm. Kids will relate to Ben and his troubles, root for the amazing animals, and enjoy Santat's zany illustrations."--School Library Journal
"The story is imaginative, fast paced, and absorbing. Pages fly as readers race to find out how Pearl will get out of the tangle of mistakes she's made...A fun ride."--School Library Journal