is the creator of dozens of innovative books for the very young. She specializes in developing novelty formats that are unique and interactive, including the foil tab, furry face, and slide-up series. Her bright and bold illustrations fill each one, most of which she wrote and designed. Ms. Yoon has published with Scholastic Inc., Simon & Schuster, and now exclusively publishes with Penguin Young Readers Group. Born in Busan, Korea, in 1972, Salina Yoon moved with her parents and sister to the United States at the age of four. Here, she graduated with honors from the notable Los Angeles County High School for the Arts; California State University, Northridge, with a bachelor of arts degree in graphic design; then finally attended the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, with a major in illustration. She worked as a book designer and art director for three years before freelancing on her own. She lives in San Marcos, California, with her husband, Chris Polentz, and their two young sons.