|Author:||Judy Sue Goodwin-Sturges|
|Series:||Christy Ottaviano Books|
Shari Halpern studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and is the illustrator of many books, including the I Love series written by Philemon Sturges. Some of the diggers in "Construction Kitties" were inspired by the beautiful purple, aqua, and chartreuse trucks she sometimes sees on construction sites. Shari lives in New Jersey with her husband, a puppet maker, three playground-loving children, and one fluffy Construction Kitty.