Artist Shares Her Delight In Nature Through A Fun And Colorful Tale

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Book tells the story of a young girl and the fascinating ducks she encounters

Author and artist Jessie Ross takes readers on a fun and colorful encounter with delightful ducks in Strange Rocks in the Yard.

A book inspired by the pure pleasure derived from nature, Strange Rocks in the Yard tells the tale of a young girl named Anne who one day encounters two fascinating ducks wandering in her yard. These two ducks need water, but they have decided to stay at an empty pond waiting for water to come. Add to that, the female duck wants to sit on eggs so they will hatch; however, she thinks that small green tomatoes are eggs.

Fun and engaging, the book with hand painted illustrations by the author will surely bring joy to young children and parents alike.

This book will be featured at this year’s Beijing International Book Fair in Beijing, China, on September 2-6, 2010. For more information on this book, log on to

About the Author
Jessie Ross studied art full-time at the Portland Art Museum School in Portland, Oregon. She then studied art in Saturday classes at the Art Institute of Chicago. She earned her Master’s degree in art from CSUS in Sacramento, California. Her training at CSUS was an intense study in seeing more than she had ever seen before. The author and artist has enjoyed painting throughout her life and has exhibited her paintings in Sacramento and San Francisco. In recent years, she began studying writing. In this book, Strange Rocks in the Yard, she enjoyed painting the illustrations and writing the story.

Strange Rocks in the Yard * by Jessie Ross
Publication Date: December 16, 2009
Picture Book; $15.99; 24; 978-1-4415-9249-1

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