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Heidi Petach Biography

Personal, SidelightsCareer, Member, Honors Awards, Writings

Fiber artist; former author and illustrator; former concert pianist. Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati, OH, worked in public relations. Exhibitions: Cool Jazz Cats was selected for the Crochet Guild of America's "Rhythm of Crochet" traveling exhibit, 2003-04.

Southwest Ohio Crochet Guild.

People's Choice Award for Best-in-Show, Crochet Guild of America's Chain Link Conference, 2002, for Fantasy Fish wall hanging.


Jonah: The Inside Story, Standard Publishing (Cincinnati, OH), 1989.

Heidi Petach

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe: A Counting Rhyme, Western Publishing (Racine, WI), 1994.

Daniel and the Lions, Standard Publishing (Cincinnati, OH), 1995.

Goldilocks and the Three Hares, Putnam & Grosset (New York, NY), 1995.

Wee Three Pigs, Grosset & Dunlap (New York, NY), 2002.

Also the author of two fiber arts design booklets, Hooked on Fish and Purr-sonality Cats.


Wanda Hayes, A Child's First Book of Bible Stories, Standard Publishing (Cincinnati, OH), 1983.

Erma Reynolds, 101 Bible Action Games for Children of All Ages, Standard Publishing (Cincinnati, OH), 1986.

Darlene Freeman, I Can Jump, Checkerboard Press (New York, NY), 1989.

Lisa Meltzer, reteller, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Checkerboard Press (New York, NY), 1989.

Debby Slier, reteller, The Brementown Musicians, Checkerboard Press (New York, NY), 1989.

Joanne Barkan, Water, Water Everywhere, Silver Press (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1990.

Joanne Barkan, Air, Air All Around, Silver Press (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1990.

Joanne Barkan, Fire, Fire Burning Bright, Silver Press (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1990.

Joanne Barkan, Rocks, Rocks Big and Small, Silver Press (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1990.

Annie Ingle, Rainbow Babies, Random House (New York, NY), 1992.

Annie Ingle, The Monster That Glowed in the Dark, Random House (New York, NY), 1993.

Diane Molleson and Sarah Savage, Easy Science Experiments, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1993.

Katharine Ross, The Little Ballerina, Random House (New York, NY), 1994.

Portia Aborio, Pig Out!, Grosset & Dunlap (New York, NY), 1997.

Bea Sloboder, The Mermaids' Ball, Grosset & Dunlap (New York, NY), 1998.

Jennifer Dussling, Pink Snow and Other Weird Weather, Grosset & Dunlap (New York, NY), 1998.

Natasha Wing, The Night Before Valentine's Day, Grosset & Dunlap (New York, NY), 2000.

Also the illustrator of other books for children.

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Brief BiographiesBiographies: Jan Peck Biography - Personal to David Randall (1972–) Biography - Personal