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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jerry Barrett  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult; Children;

Born: 1950 in Hume, IL

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Illinois Connection

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.

Biographical and Professional Information

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

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Barrett will read his current books. Contact Nancy Barrett at []

Selected Titles At Your Library

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

[Sunnycrest Press],. .

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.