About the Author & Illustrator
AUTHOR, PRE-K TEACHER, GRANDMOTHER
Author Pam Saxelby is an expert in early childhood education after more than twenty five years in the classroom. Pam's books Max and Bear and Josie the Great reflect her years working with, and listening to, very young children: as a pre-K teacher, as a mother and as a grandmother. In addition to her books for Children, Pam authors parenting advice blog. Pam lives in Chicago and Islamorada, Florida.
Even before writing her own children's books, Pam found inspiration in the books of other authors.
ILLUSTRATOR AND CHEESEMONGER
Anne Saxelby is founder and co-owner of Saxelby Cheesemongers in New York City. In addition to being a national leader in the artisan food movement, Anne is an artist who graduated from NYU’s studio art program. Anne illustrated Josie the Great (which was inspired by her children) and created the illustrations for The Great Grace Escape, based on her young niece. Anne and her family live in Brooklyn.