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Rebecca Bender has been stapling pages together since she was 4-years-old, creating books staring characters she spies on in her imagination. Today she is the author-illustrator of Giraffe and Bird, Don’t Laugh at Giraffe, Giraffe Meets Bird, Giraffe and Bird Together Again, How Do You Feel?, and Ballewiena. She has also illustrated an early chapter book series, Slug Days, Penguin Days, and Duck Days. When Rebecca is not painting or writing, she is working as a graphic designer and art director in the publishing industry. Rebecca loves animals, arts and crafts, hiking, swimming, cooking, and hanging out with her kids. She lives in a lively house in Burlington, Ontario, with her husband, four children, and a creamsicle-coloured cat that sleeps through almost anything.

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