Remy Charlip celebrates his birthday on January 10th. As a little boy, he wanted to be a clown, a farmer, an artist, and a violinist. He has become an entertainer, dancer, author, illustrator, choreographer, playwright, stage director, set and costume designer, singer, songwriter, lecturer, and teacher all rolled into one. He has authored 27 picture books for children. Remy Charlip has won many awards and honors, including a Boston Globe/Horn Book award. Three years in a row one of his books has been chosen by The New York Times as one of the "10 Best Illustrated Books of the Year." Arm in Arm was chosen as the best book of the year at the Bologna Book Fair in Italy, and a library in Greenville, Delaware was named in his honor. Remy Charlip currently lives in San Francisco, California, where he was just made a "Laureate" by the San Francisco Public Library.