YOUNG, Ruth. Also writes as Ruth Kirschner. American, b. 1946. Genres: Children's fiction, Food and Wine, Humor/Satire, Young adult fiction, Songs/ Lyrics and libretti, Plays/Screenplays. Career: Author, artist, composer, and playwright in San Francisco, CA, 1975-. Script and story consultant; character designer; film and computer animator. Publications: JUVENILE: The Great-Catsby, 1985; My Blanket, 1987; My Babysitter, 1987; My New Baby, 1987; My Potty Chair, 1987; A Trip to Mars, 1990; (with M. Rose) Spider Magic, 1990; (with M. Rose) Turtle Magic, 1990; Daisy's Taxi, 1991; Golden Bear, 1992; Who Says Moo, 1993. OTHER (with M. Rose) To Grill a Mockingbird and Other Tasty Titles (self-illustrated humor and cookbook), 1985; Trumpet of the Swan (libretto). PLAYS AS RUTH KIRSCHNER: Starring Francine and Dave (three one-acts), 1988; Fourteen Notes, 1996; Tickets (musical); Finger Food (one-act); NightLight (one-act); Remember Me. Illustrator of books by: L. Harris, J. Aylesworth, A. Morris.