Laura Mancuso grew up loving the beach and marine biology in St. James, New York. After graduating from the University of Buffalo, she continued to live and work in Buffalo with her husband. However, she missed the ocean, her friends, and her family, so she moved back to Long Island. Inspired by her daughters, Laura decided to start writing children’s books. She wanted to bring joy to reading for young kids, but hoped to draw awareness to our waters and what we can do to preserve them.

This is Laura’s first book. She currently resides in Hampton Bays, where you can find her with her family at one of its many beautiful beaches.

About the Illustrator

Jenna Guidi grew up on Long Island and studied illustration and animation at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has loved Disney and Pixar films since she was young, which sparked her lifelong interest in art. When she is not drawing, she is usually reading, baking, and drinking tea. Traveling has given her a greater appreciation of the earth, and she believes we must do the best we can to take care of our planet and each other.

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