Helaine Becker is an award-winning writer of books for children. She has written over 60 books, including the best-selling picture book A Porcupine in a Pine Tree; popular nonfiction, including Junior Library Guild selection Zoobots; and novels. She also writes for children’s magazines and for kids' television. She has written four seasons of Dr. Greenie’s Mad Lab, a segment on Planet Echo, an environmental science show airing on APTN, and is hard at work on several other TV projects. Helaine lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.