Russ Willms has always had a passion for art and fun. His work as an illustrator has been featured in hundreds of magazines, books and ad campaigns throughout the world. He is the author and illustrator of Elephants Do Not Belong in Trees and Who Will Pull Santa's Sleigh? He is also the illustrator of the Mr. Christie's Book Award Gold–winning and Governor General's Literary Award finalist Brewster Rooster. Russ lives in Victoria, British Columbia.