The author, E.K. Smith, is an elementary school teacher who crafts each book with patterns, repeated words, and predictability to help kids read with success. She believes that all boys (and girls) have the right to read about "boy things" like exploding worms, evil potatoes and morphing aliens. E.K. is the mother of a boy and a girl.



The illustrator, Peter Grosshauser, is an award-winning children's book artist and a former boy. He works his magic to entertain boys (and girls) with his hilarious drawings of Alien Dude, the kids at school, and the villains.