BARNEY SALTZBERG is the author and illustrator of Beautiful Oops!, Crazy Hair Day, Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep and the bestselling Touch and Feel Kisses series, and many other beloved children's books.
Having written songs since he was 8 years old, Barney fell in love with a picture book after graduating art school. He realized he could combine his love for writing and illustrating to create children’s books. His 50 plus tittles have received multiple awards.
Also a singer-songwriter, Barney has recorded four albums for children including; "Crazy Hair Day" and "The Soccer Mom From Outer Space!”. He has also written and produced songs for the PBS show "Arthur."
Barney has traveled to Russia and China for the United States, State Department, as part of the cultural exchange program. He has lectured on creativity in universities, public libraries, and schools all across the United States.