Greg Pizzoli is an author, illustrator, and screen printer from Philadelphia. His first picture book, The Watermelon Seed, was published by Disney*Hyperion Books and was the 2014 recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Greg’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Communication Arts, and 3×3 Magazine. He has also won two Portfolio Honor Awards from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. After college, Greg spent two years as a full-time volunteer in AmeriCORPS. In 2009, he received his MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he now teaches. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two unruly cats.