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Jim Aylesworth enjoys infusing his children’s stories with great rhythms, cadences, and rhymes. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Aylesworth attended college at Miami University in Ohio before beginning a career as a stockbroker. However, Aylesworth preferred teaching and enrolled in a graduate elementary education program at Concordia College in Illinois. From there, he discovered a love of writing children’s books. His well-loved books include The Gingerbread Man; Cock-a-doodle-doo, Creak, Pop-pop, Moo; and My Grandfather’s Coat.
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