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Jeff Ebbeler

Pen Name: Jeffrey Ebbeler

Connection to Illinois: Ebbeler lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Biography: Ebbeler is an illustrator and artist. He has been creating art for children for nearly a decade. His work spans a wide range of media from illustration to paper engineering, large-scale murals, puppets, and even performance arts. And his whimsical sense of humor shines through in his illustrations, especially his quirky characters. He lives in Chicago with his wife Eileen, where he works as an illustrator and makes school visits to take children through the creative process of the picture book. Ebbeler has worked on a variety of projects including illustrations for magazines, CD covers, and book covers as well as paper engineering for pop-up books, creating large scale murals for schools and churches, and sculpting puppets and preforming for several marionette theaters.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

Jeff Ebbeler on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A good team :
ISBN: 9781602702721 OCLC: 763203781

Magic Wagon, Edina, Minn. : ©2009.

Teaming up on a poster project makes Megan, Yasmine, Latasha, and Sophia appreciate the value of cooperation.

Bake you a pie /
ISBN: 1582461856 OCLC: 65399783

Tricycle Press, Berkeley, Calif. : 2006.

Rhyming text celebrates musical styles from around the world as each verse describes the pie that will be baked to satisfy the hunger of such characters as Luciano the sweet little tenor and Ella the sweet little hepcat.

I'm really not tired /
ISBN: 0979974615 OCLC: 213449220

Flashlight Press, Brooklyn, NY : 2008.

Join Sam as he sneaks out of bed with his trusted furry accomplice, Petey Bear, to discover what really goes on in his house at night.

  Jingle bells /
ISBN: 0824918274 OCLC: 319491418

CandyCane Press, Nashville, Tenn. : ©2009.

Presents the words of the familiar Christmas song with an extra verse.

One is a feast for Mouse :
ISBN: 0823422313 OCLC: 123954998

Holiday House, New York : 2008.

On Thanksgiving Day while everyone naps, Mouse spots one pea, a perfect feast, but he cannot help adding all of the fixings--until Cat spots him.

Our walk in the woods /
ISBN: 1587264374 OCLC: 174138783

Mitten Press, Ann Arbor : ©2008.

As a young girl and her dog stroll through the woods at the beginning of spring, they each have a very different perspective of their walk together.

Punxsutawney Phyllis /
ISBN: 082342040X OCLC: 54502010

Holiday House, New York : ©2005

Although she can predict the weather much better than the boys in her family, no one thinks that Phyllis the groundhog has a chance of replacing the aging Punxsutawney Phil when Groundhog Day's official groundhog retires.

Scissors, paper, and sharing /
ISBN: 160270032X OCLC: 86037898

Magic Wagon, Edina, Minn. : ©2008.

When most of the paper and all of the scissors have been taken for the art project, Omar and Alex find a creative way to do their project.

Show some respect /
ISBN: 1602700338 OCLC: 86037900

Magic Wagon, Edina, Minn. : ©2008.

Isaiah explains to Jack why cleaning up after himself shows respect for himself and for the overworked janitor.

The runaway garden :
ISBN: 1587264366 OCLC: 77476262

Mitten Press, Ann Arbor, MI : ©2007.

When a young girl gets tired of working in the garden and threatens to run away, her grandfather tells her a story about the night the vegetables left the garden.

Times tables cheat /
ISBN: 1602700346 OCLC: 86037903

Magic Wagon, Edina, Minn. : ©2008.

When he refuses to help Dalton cheat on his multiplication test, Alex then suggests they study together, helping each other with their weak subjects.