American children’s author known for his several picture book collaborations with artist Street Smith. His best-known functions are the Trucktown series and enough time Warp Trio. He gained his Bachelor of Arts from Michigan’s Albion University and his Expert of Good Arts in innovative composing from New York’s Columbia College or university. His well-known non-serial children’s functions include Mathematics Curse as well as the Stinky Cheese Guy. He and his five brothers was raised in Michigan and Indiana. His relationship to Jerilyn Hansen created a boy and a girl. He and fellow children’s writer Kate DiCamillo had been both appointed the Library of Congress’s Country wide Ambassador for Youthful People’s Books in 2008 and 2014, respectively.