Rebecca Bender has been creating pictures for as long as she can remember. She was thrilled to have her first book, Giraffe and Bird, published in 2010, which won the OLA Blue Spruce Award. Her second book, Don’t Laugh at Giraffe, was a Blue Spruce Honour Book. When Rebecca is not painting or writing, she is working as a graphic designer and art director in the publishing industry, or playing with her kids. She lives in Burlington, Ontario, with her husband and two children.