Josh Crute grew up on the beaches of Florida. He kept the Bay County Library busy as a child, checking out the maximum number of books allowed per week and wearing them so thin it’s a wonder the binding stayed together. After studying film production in college, he moved to California to pursue directing but got distracted by a job at a bookstore and decided to return to his first love. He is the author of several picture books, including Oliver: the Second-Largest Living Thing on Earth, Jonas Hanway’s Scurrilous, Scandalous, Shockingly Sensational Umbrella, and Hornswoggled! His upcoming graphic chapter book series, Super Serious Mysteries, will be released from Harper Collins in 2023. Josh lives in Alabama with his wife who patiently puts up with his fart jokes.