Born: in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Laura now lives in Vernon Hills, Illinois. Biography: Laura Ripes has been working as a voiceover talent (under the name Laura Russell) since 1990. She says tongue twisters before recording to help with her diction. She wrote this story so children could practice the tricky letter S and be entertained at the same time. She lives in Vernon Hills, Illinois, with her husband, their three daughters, and their chocolate lab puppy. This is her first picture book
Laura Ripes on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=laura++ripes+
|The spaghetti-slurping sewer serpent /
ISBN: 0761461019 OCLC: 730113946 Marshall Cavendish Children, Tarrytown, NY : 2012. Sammy Sanders sets out to prove that a spaghetti-slurping serpent lives in his sewer.