Susan Stevens Crummel has collaborated with Janet Stevens, her sister, on several picture books, including the The Little Red Pen, Texas Bluebonnet winners Cook-a-Doodle-Doo! and Help Me, Mr. Mutt!, and one of Child Magazine's best books of the year And The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon. A former teacher, she now writes children's books and makes author appearances at schools full-time. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Her most recent book is The Donkey Egg,starring Bear and Hare--Janet's iconic characters from Tops & Bottoms.