Don Denico -- author of Can a Frog Fly? and other books -- grew up in Vassalboro, Maine and graduated from Winslow High School and the University of Southern Maine for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He is married to his wife, Bonny and they have two wonderful children. They reside in Standish, Maine where Don teaches at Bonny Eagle High School. Outside of his formal education he has passed the Maine Guides test, has taught drivers' education, and has achieved the rank of Black belt in Shaolin Kempo style Karate. He loves the challenge of building anything. His latest building project was a rib and plank Grand Laker Canoe. The Wood Chuck Valley Tales are stories he has created for his kids on the way to his family's camp in the deep woods of Maine. These stories were to keep them interested in the woods around them, off of electronic devices, and hopefully teach them some life lessons along the way.