Beth Ferry is the author of the New York Times bestselling Stick and Stone, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld; Pirate’s Perfect Pet, illustrated by Matt Myers; Sealed with a Kiss, illustrated by Oliver Tallec; and more. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, three children, and two bulldogs. Beth prefers her shrimp to be served scampi style on a bed of linguini. She’s never been kissed by a seal but has received a smooch from a sea lion. Visit her online at www.bethferry.com.