Author Kristi n J. Minuto is a kindergarten teacher on Long Island, NY. She has been teaching and working with young children for over 10 years. She loves reading children�s books and poetry to her students in class and to her own two children at home. She grew up in Garden City, NY where she still resides today. She began writing children�s poetry in 1998. Her experiences teaching have inspired her to turn her poetry into books. She has been inspired by the colorful and vibrant personalities of the children she has met along the way. She believes that the imagination and creativity of children should be nurtured and cherished by all people young and old.