Biography for Big Pumpkin

Simon and Schuster
Erica Silverman is the author of two other books for children. Her first was Warm in Winter, illustrated by Michael J. Deraney. Booklist referred to it as "an affectionate tale of a friendship," and Kirkus called it "just right for the picture-book hour." Her second book, On Grandma's Roof, illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray, was hailed by the Horn Book: "Quiet, gentle, tender, this picture story book transforms a commonplace occurrence into a transcendent experience through a superb blending of text and illustrations." A teacher of English as a second language, the author lives in Los Angeles, California.