ABOUT THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR Timothy Leistner is an artist, author, and educator. He taught children in early childhood and elementary grades for many years. Later, he taught on the university level instructing numerous teacher education courses. He co-authored the textbook, "Exploring Language Arts through Literature: Birth through Grade 8" and has rendered the cover art and illustrations for various publications. He co-authored his first children's picture book, "The House Where Happiness Lived." with his mom, writer, Sue Hiser Leistner. This is his second children's picture story book.