Rebecca Bender has been creating pictures for as long as she can remember. She was thrilled when her first book, Giraffe and Bird, won the OLA Blue Spruce Award in 2012. 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 hanging out with her kids. She lives in Burlington, Ontario, with her husband and two children.