Plush tyrannosaur "Rex Green" and author Michelle Markel. Picture is a screen cap from an interview here.
Michelle Markel is the author of Tyrannosaurus Math (Tricycle Press/Random House 2009), illustrated by Doug Cushman. She grew up in Culver City and is an alumna of both USC and UCLA (with degrees in journalism and French literature). She lives in Southern California with her husband and two cats.