Candace Ryan lives and works in a Los Angeles-based toy museum curated by her young son.  As head of her department, Candace is in charge of cataloging and organizing the museum’s extensive collection of owl, bat, and octopus toys. It’s not as easy as it sounds, but it sure is rewarding.

In her dwindling free time, Candace prefers splitting infinitives over splitting atoms. Clunky puns give her a splitting headache. And she wishes there was some way to share a banana split with Dr. Seuss and Rene Magritte in a Japanese tea garden.

Candace's picture books include Moo Hoo, Ribbit Rabbit, and Animal House (Walker/Bloomsbury).  Ewe and Aye (Disney-Hyperion) and Zoo Zoom! will be published in 2015.