Ruth Orbach is a well known and respected author whose titles include Acorns and Stew, Too and Please Send A Panda. Her artwork is endearing and Apple Pigs has become a timeless classic which is based on a true story. Her editor at the time listened to this tale over dinner, and said that it must be written down. So she did! Ruth also spent 6 years teaching Nursery and Kindergarden in New York and then went on to study painting and sculpture at the Boston Museum school and the Ruskin in Oxford.