POLLY ALICE MCCANN writes and illustrates children’s books. She thinks stories are all about exploring our imaginations, creating new places, new worlds, and new friends. She has a secret love for hearts and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Hamline University. She is always planning the next adventure to share with whoever will come along. She's taught picture book writing at Metropolitan Community College and edited so many wonderful published books. She lives in Kansas City, MO, by a creek with a valentine bridge. Check out her other books at PollyMcCann.com and her newest picture book, Tomie Q. Barbeque, a folk tale.