A native New Englander, Scott Magoon has been designing, writing, and illustrating books for young readers since 2003. Why does he make books? He loves putting words and pictures together for kids. He was a voracious young reader myself in the 1970s, which is, frustratingly, longer ago each time he recollects it! He likes to remind myself what it was like to experience books as a child and so he reads to my two sons and to students on visits to schools. His latest book is Misunderstood Shark.