Dr. Brad Wilcox taught sixth grade in Provo before obtaining his PhD and becoming a professor at Brigham Young University where he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in teaching reading, writing, and children’s literature. Brad grew up in Provo, Utah except for childhood years spent in Ethiopia, Africa. Brad and his friend and colleague Tim Morrision coauthored the textbook Developing Literacy: Reading and Writing To, With, and By Children. Brad is also the author of the popular children’s book, Hip, Hip, Hooray for Annie McRae! He and his family have also lived for a time in New Zealand and Spain where he directed study abroad programs for Brigham Young University. Brad and his wife Debi have four children and eight grandchildren. He loves Peanut M&M’s and pepperoni pizza, but he realizes that doesn’t sound too healthy so he is really trying hard to learn to love salads.