Ben Clanton is the bestselling author and illustrator of the Narwhal and Jelly series, whose picture books include Mo’s Mustache; Rot, the Cutest in the World!; Boo Who?; It Came in the Mail; Something Extraordinary and Rex Wrecks It!. The popular Narwhal and Jelly books have been an Eisner Award winner, an Amazon Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and a nominee on multiple state book award lists. The latest in the series is Happy Narwhalidays. Ben will share Curious EnCOUNTers, illustrated by Jessixa Bagley, and Happy Narwhalidays at the Festival this year. He lives with his wife and kids in Seattle, Washington.