About Us


Jill Mangel Weisfeld is an award-winning children’s book author and founder and CEO of her own publishing company, Peek-a-Bear Press. Jill is currently the Art Director of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and has done freelance graphic design for various non-profit organizations. She is formerly Senior Art Director at Bride’s Magazine and Art Director for Macy’s Advertising in New York.

Jill’s book Take a Peek with Peek-a-Bear is the winner of 5 awards, including a Gold Medal in the Mom’s Choice Awards, a gold medal in the Purple Dragonfly Awards and a silver medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. Jill has just released her second book Riley the Retriever Wants a New Job.

Jill has been an avid reader her whole life. Some of her favorite childhood books were Go Dog Go and Charlotte’s Web. Jill has instilled the love of reading to her children and even to her dog, Riley. Jill takes Riley, a therapy dog, to the local library where children read to her.

Jill lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband, three daughters, one golden retriever and two tabby cats.