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As a zoologist, author, and illustrator, Jess Keating has been sprayed by skunks, bitten by crocodiles, and victim to the dreaded papercut. Her books blend science, humor, creativity, and adventure, and include the acclaimed My Life is a Zoo middle grade trilogy, the picture book biography, Shark Lady, and the award-winning World of Weird Animals series, which launched with Pink is for Blobfish. Her new middle grade series, Elements of Genius releases in July 2019, starting with Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray. You can find her on Twitter @Jess_Keating, or on her website www.jesskeating.com, where she shares free videos, art, other resources to spark curiosity a
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Jess Keating Hi Bea! That's so great! Thank you so much for reading BLOBFISH! I do have a few sequels in the works for this series, but they are not color-related!…moreHi Bea! That's so great! Thank you so much for reading BLOBFISH! I do have a few sequels in the works for this series, but they are not color-related! (I think there are some amazing books about the variety of animal colors out there, and I wanted to do something different!)

As BLOBFISH is about subverting our expectations (in this case, relating to the color pink and gender), the other books in this series will follow that example! In Book 2 (What Makes a Monster?), readers will get to dig into animals typically described as "scary" or "monsters", and have a chance to examine those prejudices by getting a more well-rounded view of each creature. In other words, I'd love for readers to see that an animal need not be judged as "scary", simply because it is different from us! (On a personal note, I think this is an important issue to tackle, especially in this day and age!) The subject of diversity applies to animals as well, and my hope is that readers learn about all sorts and make space for them in their lives and on the planet!

In Book 3 (Cute as an Axolotl), we check out the world's cutest animals (a difficult task, I know!) and examine the ways in which we might be limiting these animals by our judgments of them. In other words, there is so much *more* to these animals than their cuteness, and I'd love for readers to see them not simply as cute, but as incredible, awe-inspiring examples of biodiversity. As with Pink is for Blobfish, where we learned that pink can be so much more than what we expect, my hope is to do the same with 'cute'!

I hope this helps! One thing is for sure—you can expect the fun design, full-color photos, and hilarious cartoons (courtesy of David DeGrand!) to be in the coming books too! Thank you so much for your question! Hope you continue to enjoy the series!
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Eat Your Rocks, Croc!

When animals have problems, they call on Dr. Sugar Glider to help!

Dr. Sugar Glider travels around the world to help animals (and, on occasion, plants!) with all sorts of problems. Whether its a crocodile with a sick stomach, a creeped-out krill, a stressed meerkat, or a male praying mantis trying to date, Dr. Glider is ready to offer advice!

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“If you stand tall, you'll be shot at. If you stoop down, you'll get stepped on. Everybody faces this, Ana. It's up to you to decide what you want and who you are.”
Jess Keating, How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied

“But you know what I've learned about bravery? It's not something you just have. It's something you choose. And the more you choose it, the more it grows.”
Jess Keating, How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied

“If you stand tall, you'll be shot at. If you stoop down, you'll get stepped on. Everybody faces this, Ana. It's up to you to decide what you want and who you are. One day, honey, you'll learn that what other people think doesn't matter. What makes you happy, that's what's important.”
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