Animals Wild couples the warm animal portraits of Jennifer Mercede with entertaining rhymes by Jason Holmberg. Together, they personify a charming cast of animals character and invite children and adults to take a fun and respectful place in the animal world.
Jason wrote it. Jennifer drew it. The two met in 2007 when Jennifer was commissioned by Jason's then girlfriend (now wife and Blurb wizz) to create a surprise Giraffe painting for their Wedding gift. At the same time, Jason and Jennifer were already meeting up to discussing ways to use her art to help support Jason's passion: Whale Sharks. Now they are onto writing books for little ones, of which Jason and Melissa had their first this year, Analena, so the two have lots of experience reading little ones books. Jennifer's work can be seen all over Portland, as well as on the web. (check: oopsydaisy.com) With her vibrant illustrations and the two imaginations, look for many more books to come!