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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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Wide Mouth Frog Goes to the Zoo
ISBN: 0988394804

Sunnycrest Press. 2013

2013 Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards-Children's Picture Book Category !!! Wide Mouth Frog is tired of eating the bugs his mother feeds him every day, so the curious frog hops through the zoo to find out what the other animal mothers feed their babies. He discovers that what is good for some animals is not necessarily good for Wide Mouth Frogs. He finds to his horror and dismay that one animal in particular likes to eat something that is definitely not good for Wide Mouth Frogs!


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