Pam Saxelby is an expert in early childhood education after more than 25 years in the classroom. Both books written by Pam Saxelby, Max and Bear, and now Josie the Great, reflect her years working with, and listening to very young children, as a Pre-K teacher, as a mother, and as a grandmother. Anne is the oldest of Pam’s 3 children. Pam and her husband, Bill, live in Chicago, and Islamorada Florida.
Anne Saxelby studied fine art at NYU. She is co-owner of Saxelby Cheesemongers, a nationally renowned purveyor of artisan cheese. Her two young children were Pam’s inspiration for both books, so Anne drew from life. JOSIE THE GREAT is Anne’s debut as a book illustrator. Anne and her family live in Brooklyn, New York.