Tina Schneider began her career as a studio artist. She received her MFA in painting from Bard College and her BFA from The School of Visual Arts, and has taught drawing at Vassar College. Her work has been exhibited at The Drawing Center, Wave Hill and The Bronx Museum. All along, though, deep in her heart, she really wanted to make books for children. This desire intensified when she had her own children, and for years now she has been devoted to writing and drawing beautiful books that entertain, inspire and comfort children of all ages.