Biography for Homer

Shelley Rotner is the award-winning author and photo-illustrator of more than 30 children's books, including DOGS DON'T BRUSH THEIR TEETH!, SHADES OF PEOPLE, I'M ADOPTED!, and EVERY SEASON. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Visit her online at

Diane deGroat is the author-illustrator of DOGS DON'T BRUSH THEIR TEETH! and the bestselling Gilbert and Friends series. She is the illustrator of 120 additional books, including Ree Drummond's bestselling CHARLIE THE RANCH DOG. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Visit her online at