MICHAEL GARLAND is a bestselling author and illustrator of more than 30 children’s books, including the award-winning Get Off My Lawn! and Widgets Go Walking. He has been on the New York Times bestseller list four times and has illustrated work for celebrity authors, including James Patterson and Gloria Estefan. Michael was born in Manhattan and studied art at Pratt Institute. He is a highly sought-after speaker and popular guest at literary conferences, festivals, and schools.