Arnold Lobel (1933-1987) wrote and illustrated many, many books during his lifetime. He is known for the classic I Can Read books about Frog and Toad, and the Caldecott Medal winning Fables. His drawings of cats, mice, pigs, and other animals are favorites of children everywhere.
Arnold Lobel grew up in Schenectady, New York, where he lived with his grandparents. When he graduated from art school, he married Anita Kempler, and they moved to New York. He and his wife had two children, Adam and Adrianne.
When he first started drawing pictures for children's books, Arnold Lobel got many of his ideas from the cartoons his children liked to watch.