Judy Sierra versifies in the tradition of Lewis Carroll and Dr. Seuss, playing with the language of rhythm and rhymes, sense and nonsense. Her picture book texts have won the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award, Parents' Choice awards, Children's Choice awards, Readers' Choice awards from many of the 50 states, and have been named Notable Books by the American Library Association.
"I write scripts for special events," Sierra explains. "My books are meant to be read aloud to classrooms, storytime groups, and by parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and special friends. Most books contain something a bit naughty along with many things that are laugh-out-loud outrageous."
Judy's newest picture book is E-I-E-I-O: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm (With a Little Help from a Hen). "Kids have been singing about Old Mac for fifty years or more, but until now, no one has explained how he got that farm of his. After a bit of sleuthing, combined with spoofing, I discovered that this agricultural legend owes a lot to a famous chicken, the Little Red Hen, who helped him turn an annoying lawn into a productive organic farm, complete with farmstand."
Judy Sierra has been writing for children for 25 years. She lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon.