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Jerry Barrett

Born: 1950 in Hume, IL
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Barrett was born and raised on a farm in Hume, Illinois. He graduated from Danville Area College and received a BFA from the University of Illinois and now lives in Urbana, Illinois with his wife, Nancy.

Biography: For many years, Jerry Barrett worked as a graphic designer for the University and since 2000 he has been a free lance graphic designer and cartoonist. In 2010, his wife and him started Sunnycrest Press, a small publishing firm focusing on children's print and e-books, education and poetry.

  • 2013 Indie Book Awards Finalist for Picture Book, ''Wide Mouth Frog Goes to the Zoo''

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Non-Fiction; Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Children

Jerry Barrett on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Wide Mouth Frog goes to the zoo
ISBN: 9780988394803 OCLC: 855266243

[Sunnycrest Press], [United States] : 2013.

Tired of eating the bugs his mother feeds him every day, a young wide mouthed frog visits the zoo to find out what other animal mothers feed their babies, discovering in the process that what is good for other animals is not necessarily good for wide mouthed frogs and, to his horror, that he himself would make the perfect meal for one animal in particular.