Amy Gibson is the author of three picture books: Around the World on Eighty Legs—a collection of animal poems; Split! Splat!—a young, rhythmic picture book; and Catching Kisses, a lyrical picture book about blowing and catching kisses. She wrote By Day, By Night after seeing a documentary about children orphaned by AIDS in Africa; she sees it as "a book about the children of the world for the children of the world." She was an elementary school teacher before she became a writer. She lives with her husband and three children in Los Gatos, California. amygibson.com.