Jim Averbeck

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Jim Averbeck is the author of One Word from Sophia and Two Problems for 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.

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Two Problems for Sophia
One Word from Sophia
A Hitch at the Fairmont
Oh No, Little Dragon!
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. A sense of humor about my worst quality.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Godzilla. He's complex.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Jesus. I'd ask him to have a talk with some of his followers, to straighten a few things out.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I'm a published autor.

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