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Dori Chaconas was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1938. The second child in a family of seven, Dori fell into the role of storyteller, nursery rhyme singer, and general entertainer for her siblings. She claims she learned about story pacing early. If the story action lagged, her fidgety audience would either scatter or start a poking war. Dori has written many books for young readers, including the series of Cork & Fuzz easy-to-reads. She lives with her husband, Nick, in Germantown, Wisconsin. In the past 30 years, Lisa McCue has illustrated more than 175 books for children. Lisa's artwork also appears on fabrics, greeting cards, gift tins, wrapping papers, home dï¿½cor and clothing. She was born in Brooklyn and now lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she isn't drawing, she can be found on the water racing her sailboat or in the mountains skiing. She loves to read, sew, and bead and is involved in fundraising for ALS.
"A warm and fuzzy tale that is imbued with the holiday spirit despite never mentioning the word Christmas."--School Library Journal "A quiet, satisfying story about a charming pair of friends celebrating their affectionate bond."--Kirkus Reviews "Expansive watercolor illustrations evoke a beautiful winter's woodland day but keep the focus tightly on the two friends."--The Horn Book " 'Being together makes a day special, ' says Fuzz after the two discover a peaceful pine tree, laden with snow and decked with lights, which is all the explanation these animals need. It'll be enough for many families, too."--Publishers Weekly