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

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.

  • Glen Mullaly PRO 6y

    Yay!!! Way to go Ward!

    I know it'll do great! Congrats.
  • dedree drees PRO 6y

    Nize! Mazeltov!

  • Andrea 6y

    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.
  • Flos Vingerhoets PRO 6y

    Super cool!!
  • Rex Hays 6y

    That is sooooo cool! I'll buy one.
  • David Three Rats 6y

    kudos, big ups and such!
  • Elisa Chavarri 6y

    This looks GREAT!! I can't wait to pick up a copy :)
  • Blakbeans 6y

    Great work Ward! Hard work pays off!
  • ThatBeeGirl PRO 6y

    amazing work, looking forward to taking a look inside!
  • Ward Jenkins 6y

    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.
  • Jeremy Stockwell PRO 6y

    Congrats, Ward! I ordered my copy from Amazon last night!
  • Todd Franklin PRO 6y

    Wow, that's super! Congrats, Ward!!
  • Eric McGrew 6y

    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.
  • matthunterross PRO 6y

    great accomplishment - congrats!
  • Ward Jenkins 6y

    Thanks, guys!
  • Cleo 6y

    Brilliant .. my son loved this!!!!!!! Cant wait till it gets to South Africa!!
  • Tad Carpenter PRO 6y

    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?"
    Wow that was rough! :) Great job Ward!
  • Ward Jenkins 6y

    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!
  • Printed Material 6y

    This looks great! Congratulations!
  • Cleo 6y

    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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