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Jody Jensen Shaffer

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Jody Jensen Shaffer is an award-winning poet and the author of more than 70 books for children, from early readers to mid-grade books, fiction and nonfiction, including a Missouri Show Me award-finalist, PRUDENCE THE PART-TIME COW, IT'S YOUR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, BUSY BUS!, IT'S A FIELD TRIP, BUSY BUS!, A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK, EMERGENCY KITTENS!, WHO IS JACKIE CHAN? and more! Jody’s poetry has been published in magazines like Highlights, Ladybug, and Clubhouse Jr. Jody lives with her family in Liberty, Missouri, and is a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. When she’s not writing, Jody can be found watching baseball or walking her rescue dog, Sophie. Visit Jody at or on Twitter @jodywrites4kids.


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