Roxanna Elden has been a teacher for eleven years and is the author of See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers. Her inspiration for Rudy’s New Human came from watching her dog, Rudy Elden, as he adjusted to having a new baby human in the house. She lives in Miami, Florida with Rudy and his (now two!) little humans. You can read more about her work at

Ginger Seehafer is an illustrator who works as a commercial storyboard and concept artist in the Chicagoland area. She studied at the American Academy of Art and started her art career as a caricature artist at Great America. Ginger loves making art that inspires joy and creativity, especially in children who may become future artists themselves. She lives with her husband, two little humans, and two cats in the Chicago suburbs. You can see more of her work at

Rudy Elden has been a professional dog for eight years and is making his literary debut as the canine-narrator of Rudy’s New Human. He likes lunchmeat, cheese, long naps, and medium length walks.

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