Learn more about Bed Hogs, the 2006 Michigan Reads!

Kelly DiPucchio was born on March 7, 1967 in Warren, Michigan. She grew up on a small farm in Rochester, where her family raised horses, chickens, ducks, rabbits, and goats - but no hogs! After graduating from Rochester High School in 1985, Kelly attended Michigan State University where she received a bachelor's degree in early childhood development.

Howard Fine is an illustrator and dentist who once dreamed of joining the NBA. He has illustrated many books for children, including two Michigan Reads! selections: Raccoon Tune and Bed Hogs. He lives in New York with his wife, two sons and daughter.