Dr. Michael Sampson taught kindergarten through sixth grade before meeting fellow literacy expert, Bill Martin Jr. They established a lifelong friendship and collaborated on countless bestselling books for children, including Chicka, Chicka, 1...2...3 and Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You Hear? Dr. Sampson speaks at schools, book festivals, and conferences, where he is known for his high energy, entertaining performances. He is currently Dean of the School of Education at St. Johns University in New York City and lives with his family on Long Island. You can visit both Bill Martin Jr and Michael Sampson at: www.billmartinjr.com.