April 2009

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Meet Jennifer Ward

Jennifer Ward is the author of numerous wildly fun picture books for children, including Because You Are My Baby, There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea, Way Out in the Desert, Over in the Garden, Forest Bright/ Forest Night, The Seed and the Giant Saguaro, The Little Creek and forthcoming, The Busy Tree (Marshall Cavendish, 2009). Her books have received many honors, including a Governor’s First Grade Pick for the states of Arizona and New Jersey, a Parents’ Choice Award, recom- mendation by the National Science Teacher’s Association, a Book Sense Summer Pick, and a Teachers’ Choice Award for best children’s book. Her writing often rollicks with rhythm and rhyme while instill- ing a love of the great outdoors. She lives in Illinois.

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