KAT CHEN is a kid at heart. A USA Today and Amazon bestseller of books for grownups, she recently became a grateful, gleeful grandmother.

“Nothing sparks my imagination as much as playing with a toddler. Especially if I don’t have to worry about diapers, nutrition, or sleep schedules. I get to do the fun stuff.”

By that, she means conversation, crayons, and crawling all over the playroom. Then she’s the one who needs a nap whether or not the child does.

Lorraine Nam

Lorraine Nam is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. She was born in Philadelphia and spent her childhood drawing pictures and folding origami to pass the time at her parents’ jewelry store. She now spends her days combining those two loves to create her illustrations.

In addition to the Play with Me series, she is also the illustrator of Wei Skates On by Nathan Chen and Look Up With Me by Neil deGrasse Tyson.