About the Author:

Faiza Venzant

Like many new parents, Faiza sang her way through her first year of parenthood with her son Qayam. My Mamma Wants to Eat Me Up!, began with a song she used to sing to him "Oh geez, just my luck, I love you too much to eat you up!"  When her second son, Malik, was born three months premature, she spent 11 weeks in the hospital with him.  She would rest him on her chest and sing the same song to him while he slowly gained weight and strength. Faiza believes strongly that reading and singing to children builds strong bonds while learning and having fun. Faiza lives in Toronto, Canada with her two sons and her tone deaf husband, Earvin, who is a most enthusiastic singer.


About the Illustrator:

Patrick Girouard

During his youth, Patrick's teachers used to scold him for drawing during class.  He has now illustrated over 100 children's books including Yikes-Lice!, winner of Science Books and Films Best Books and I Have a Weird Brother Who Digested a Fly, a Society of School Librarians International Honor Book. Some of his clients include Sesame Street, National Geographic, Scholastic, USA Today and Oxford University Press.  Follow Patrick on Instagram @patrickgirouard and see some of his work on his website www.pgirouard.com