Alison Ashley Formento is the author of multi-award-winning picture books This Tree Counts!, This Tree, 1, 2, 3, These Bees Count! These Seas Count! and These Rocks Count! Her young adult novel Twigs, was named a 2013 Hottest Teen Read. Alison has written for publications including The New York Times, The Writer, Parenting, and numerous international and regional magazines. She loves visiting schools and libraries and donates a portion of her book sales to AmericanForests.org. You can find Alison online at alisonashleyformento.com and @AFormento.