Jim Averbeck

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Jim Averbeck is the author of One Word from Sophia, illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail; In a Blue Room, illustrated by Tricia Tusa; and of the novel A Hitch at the Fairmont. He is also the author and illustrator of the picture books Oh No, Little Dragon! and Except If. He studied Children’s Book Writing and Illustration at the University of California Berkeley and now makes his home in San Francisco. You can visit him at JimAverbeck.com.

Photograph by Tim O’Meara

Books by this Author

One Word from Sophia
A Hitch at the Fairmont
Oh No, Little Dragon!
except if

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Jim Averbeck’s 'One Word From Sophia'

In Jim Averbeck's book, 'One Word from Sophia', a playfully illustrated story about the nuances of negotiation, Sophia tries varied techniques to get the giraffe she wants more than anything.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Probisco Ergo Sum. (I have schnoz, therefore I am.)

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Just about anything from Schoolhouse Rock.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. With friends.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Personal grooming on public transit.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Losing someone I love.

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