It was a fortunate mix of ingredients that formed author/illustrator Jed Henry. Barefoot summers on the Ohio River. Painting trips in the country with his mom. A few years spent roaming the streets of Tokyo. Jed thanks his lucky stars for all these experiences, and draws on them daily to flavor his books. Jed believes that in telling a story, both the teller and the reader need to be having a good time. When Jed writes, he's always surprised by what happens on the next page, and he hopes his readers will be delighted as well. Jed currently lives in small town in the Rocky Mountains with his brilliant wife and beautiful daughter. When he's not writing and illustrating, Jed makes animated films. One of his films has received a college Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.