Steve Arensberg writes stories to cultivate a sense of wonder (for the reader and himself): stories with a sense of magic and mystery, with worlds you can get lost in, characters you love (or love to hate), and stories that carry you along on a current of powerful emotion. "More wonder, please," says Elizabeth Gilbert in BIG MAGIC (a favorite book on writing) - and that's exactly what Steve hopes his work brings to you, the reader. BEARING GIFTS is his first book for children.Polina Kotliar is a mother, an illustrator, and a graduate of Seneca College Animation program of Toronto, Canada. She has loved drawing animals since childhood - portraying their character and imagining their feelings has always come naturally to her. When Steve approached her to illustrate a story called BEARING GIFTS, about the adventures of a little camel, her curiosity was ignited. BEARING GIFTS is her first book for children.