About the Author

Bestselling author Geoffrey Hayes has written and illustrated over forty children’s books, including the extremely popular series of early readers Otto and Uncle Tooth, the classic Bear by Himself, and, most recently, The Bunny’s Night Light: A Glow-In-The-Dark Search. His Benny and Penny titles for TOON Books are bestsellers and have garnered multiple awards. In 2010, Benny and Penny in The Big No-No! received the prestigious Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, given to the “most distinguished book for beginning readers published during the preceding year.” When Geoffrey was younger, his flashlight was his favorite toy.

Geoffrey says, “My flashlight had red, green and blue filters that could be turned to change the color of the light. I used it to put on puppet plays starring my stuffed animals.”