- While Shonto herded sheep on his reservation in Arizona, he would think of ideas for his illustrations.
- His father was a Navajo medicine man.
To learn more information about Shonto Begay, go to: http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/askauthor/begay.html
Other books about smart thinking:
- Dixon, Franklin W. The Melted Coins. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1975.
Other books illustrated by Shonto Begay
- Begay, Shonto. Ma'ii and Cousin Horned Toad: A Traditional Navaho Story. New York: Scholastic, 1993.
- Begay, Shonto. Strawberry Pop and Soda Crackers. Lebanon, IN: Celebration Press, 1996.
- Casler, Leigh. The Boy Who Dreamed of an Acorn. New York: Philomel Books, 1994.
- Cohen, Caron L. The Mud Pony. New York: Scholastic en Español, 2002.