Jim Averbeck thinks art is hard, so he works at it every day. He is the author of One Word from Sophia and Two Problems for Sophia, illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail; In a Blue Room, illustrated by Tricia Tusa; and the novel A Hitch at the Fairmont. He is also the author and illustrator of the picture books Oh No, Little Dragon! and Except If and the illustrator of the original version of A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. You can follow him on twitter @jimaverbeck or visit him at JimAverbeck.com, where teachers can find free resources and everyone can learn the weirdest thing he ever ate.