About the Author, Illustrator & Songwriter

Jim Petipas

Jim has always loved cows!

Here he is at the age of 7 up in Canada, pictured with some Herefords & Holsteins. Besides loving cows, he has always enjoyed drawing. When he was little his parents regularly brought him to the library where he would check out books mostly on how to draw cars and animals. Today he uses his love of art and music to bring you "The Cows Go Moo!" book and song series!


Jim works as an adolescent counselor and previously as a youth pastor. Jim is also a musician. That’s him singing lead vocal, playing drums and cowbell (of course) on “The Cows Go Moo” song! He also plays drums in the band, Broken Daisies. He lives just north of Boston with his wife, Beth, two daughters, Olivia and Sophia, and his dog, Earl. The Cows Go Moo Shuffle! is his second children's picture book in the series.

What's next?

Jim is working on his second book in the series entitled, “The Cows Go Moo Shuffle!” He also hopes to write and illustrate a graphic novel telling the life story of his father entitled, “Jimmy Bojanagles: The Prodigal Dad.” Look for Jim at book signings, open-air markets, libraries, dairy farms, bookstores, and this fall in school classrooms sharing his book, song, and message that you can achieve anything at any age with determination, hard work, and encouragement from those around you!

the history behind the cows...

How did The Cows Go Moo begin? Well, back in the 80's, Jim (on the far right), along with his brother and some friends formed a group called, “The Beakers” they wrote and performed a silly song called, “The Cow Song” at Happy T Ranch summer camp, youth group, and wherever they could. We duct-taped cups to our noses and blown-up surgical gloves to our bellies! The rest of the story is Legendairy!

author visits

One of the best things about making children's books is getting to meet the readers! Jim Petipas has spoken to readers of all ages, from pre-school to adults.

He is available to visit your school, library, music class, art class, dairy farm, farmers market or anywhere people love cows, music, art and books!

Potential Elements of Author’s Visit:
🐮 Author will share about the history of the song and book
🐮 Can show how to draw some characters of the book step by step
🐮 Talk about how a Children’s Picture book is made with
🐮 Read the book
🐮 Sing the song live with his guitar
🐮 Play the song with a slideshow of the book images.
🐮 Have an opportunity to buy the book and have a book signing.
🐮 Moo Merch: (t-shirts, beach towels, plush animal character, etc.) can be made available onsite
🐮 Author can also ZOOM with your class or event via whatever mode works best for you anywhere on the planet!

As an illustrator Jim may be available for illustration inquiries depending upon the size of the project.

Please use the form below to contact for author visits, questions or illustration inquiries or visit Authorbookings.com

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