• The lines are black here because that's what I was supposed to do for the embossed gold for the cover. The lines go over the gold and black was the only color I could use. It looks odd, I know. Maybe I'll re-upload the cover with the official color here, which is supposed to be light yellow.
  • The gold interior here is actually gold embossed for the cover. Here and where you see the medals around his neck and where you see "8 Gold Medals". Looks nice, but photographs horribly.

How To Train With a T. Rex and Win 8 Gold Medals

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By Michael Phelps with Alan Abramson. Illustrated by Ward Jenkins. Simon & Schuster, 2009.

I can't believe that I'm posting a children's book that I illustrated!

It's out finally, guys! Please buy it! Feed my children!

How To Train... on Amazon.

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  1. Glen Mullaly 59 months ago | reply

    Yay!!! Way to go Ward!

    I know it'll do great! Congrats.

  2. dd21207 59 months ago | reply

    Nize! Mazeltov!

    dd

  3. andrea (book-scout) 59 months ago | reply

    i shortlisted a bunch of copies into the store this week and sold all but two--hooray! it's so great, ward...seriously. can't wait to talk about it.

  4. flosimage 59 months ago | reply

    Super cool!!
    Congratulations!

  5. Colibri 59 months ago | reply

    That is sooooo cool! I'll buy one.

  6. David Three Rats [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

    kudos, big ups and such!

  7. Elisa Chavarri 59 months ago | reply

    This looks GREAT!! I can't wait to pick up a copy :)

  8. Blakbeans 59 months ago | reply

    Great work Ward! Hard work pays off!

  9. ThatBeeGirl 59 months ago | reply

    amazing work, looking forward to taking a look inside!

  10. wardomatic 59 months ago | reply

    Thank you all! It was a lot of hard work, but so worth it.

    ThatBeeGirl, if you go to the Amazon link I have listed, you can see a couple of spreads from the book. Plus, I'll be posting some pics of the inside later on today.

  11. Jeremy Stockwell 59 months ago | reply

    Congrats, Ward! I ordered my copy from Amazon last night!

  12. Neato Coolville 59 months ago | reply

    Wow, that's super! Congrats, Ward!!

  13. Eric McGrew/Amidst Mod 59 months ago | reply

    Ward, that is one S-C-A-R-Y T-Rex! I don't know if I can handle that much dinosaur in my house. It looks AWESOME though! Great Job! When I get back to the states in Aug. I will look for it.

  14. matthunterross 59 months ago | reply

    great accomplishment - congrats!

  15. wardomatic 59 months ago | reply

    Thanks, guys!

  16. the_cleof 59 months ago | reply

    Brilliant .. my son loved this!!!!!!! Cant wait till it gets to South Africa!!

  17. tad carpenter 59 months ago | reply

    Ward the book looks so great you should be crazy proud. I love it! Don't worry about the weird press it is not because of the amazing illustrations, you did an awesome job!

    I do have a t-rex joke for you:
    "What is a T-rex's favorite number?"
    "Ate!"
    Wow that was rough! :) Great job Ward!

  18. wardomatic 59 months ago | reply

    Ha! That's a great one, Tad! I'll pass it along to my kids. They'll love it. And thanks for the nice words!

  19. Printed Material 59 months ago | reply

    This looks great! Congratulations!

  20. the_cleof 59 months ago | reply

    I found it on line ... I can have it shipped to South Africa in 10 working days!!! YAAHOOOO!!

    What do you call a tyrannosaurus that talks and talks and talks?
    A dinobore!

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