Author & Illustrator

Jess Keating

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As an author and zoologist, Jess Keating has tickled a shark, lost a staring contest against an octopus, and been a victim to the dreaded paper cut. She lives in Ontario, Canada, where she spends most of her time writing books for adventurous and funny kids. Her first fiction novel How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied received a Starred Review from Kirkus and has been nominated for a Red Maple award. Visit her online at

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Book Dedications by Jess Keating

  • To Sayuri & Dav, Ken & Jonah - the fanciest (and loveliest!) of friends.
    Bunbun & Bonbon: Fancy Friends