Harriet ZiefertHarriet Ziefert is the author of hundreds of children's books and the publisher of Blue Apple Books in Maplewood, New Jersey. Her books include the bestelling Sleepy Dog in the Step Into Reading series and the acclaimed A New Coat for Anna, a story of the devotion between a mother and daughter during hard times after World War II.
Laura Rader is an illustrator and author of books for young readers. She has illustrated several books by Harriet Ziefert, including The Teeny-Tiny Woman and Presents for Santa. She is the author and illustrator of Tea for Me, Tea for You and The Twelve Days of Christmas in California.