Bonny Becker likes a bit of chaos and lots of time to think and dream in her life. One of her earliest dreams, to be a writer, came true. But it took a long time! She has a degree in Psychology and a degree in English/Creative Writing. Bonny has worked picking fruit, making ski goggles, waitressing, as a store clerk, substitute teacher, hotel maid, typist, photographer, journalist, editor and corporate communications manager. She was in her 40's before her first book was published. Today, she has a dozen published books including picture books and middle grade novels. Her books include the New York Times bestseller, A VISITOR FOR BEAR, winner of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award and Amazon's Picture Book of the Year. Three more Mouse and Bear books have followed including A BIRTHDAY FOR BEAR, A BEDTIME FOR BEAR and her latest release, THE SNIFFLES FOR BEAR. Bonny's middle grade novel THE MAGICAL MS. PLUM was a Junior Library Guild selection and winner of the 2009 Washington State Children's Book Award.