Author：Herman Parish was in the fourth grade when his aunt, Peggy Parish, wrote the first book about Amelia Bedelia. Since then, the lovable housekeeper has become a favorite household character for readers young and old. After Peggy Parish died in 1988, her nephew continued Amelia Bedelia's exploits in sixteen books, including Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm; Amelia Bedelia and the Cat; Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey; and Amelia Bedelia Bakes Off. He has also written three picture books starring Amelia Bedelia—Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School, Amelia Bedelia's First Valentine, and Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie. Illustrator：Lynn Sweat has illustrated many Amelia Bedelia books, including Amelia Bedelia's Family Album and Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia, as well as all of Herman Parish's Amelia Bedelia titles. He is a painter as well as an illustrator, and his paintings hang in galleries across the country. He and his wife live in Connecticut.