Chris Raschka is a writer-illustrator of over sixty books for children. Among them are Charlie Parker played be bop, Yo! Yes?, A Poke in the I, Five for a Little One, and A Ball for Daisy. He has received the Caldecott Medal twice, the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Citation five times, and the US nomination for the Hans Christian Andersen Award twice. He lives with his family in New York City.