Gutterfish is the first book in a genre of new and unique literature celebrating city life. This elegant children's story describes the secret life of imaginary fish that live in every city and town. Beautifully illustrated and subtle in pace, the reader discovers the often-overlooked world of the Gutterfish by reveling the mystery hidden behind discarded coffee cups floating in shallow puddles along the curbside. Possessing the ability to dry solid into the
shape of a pebble, the metabolic mystery of the sturdy little Gutterfish is described with wonderfully composed images, rhyme and poetry. How these little fish are dispersed throughout the world is a tale told with in the pages of the book. These fantastic fish will forever change your perception of the stagnant puddle waters in your town and transform them into vibrant aquariums where a world of mystery comes to life!
Subway Deer is the second book in John-Paul Jimenez's exciting and unique genre of children's literature celebrating urban naturalism and city life. The story of Subway Deer takes the reader down into the dark and mysterious undergrounds of the city by exploring the forgotten and abandoned tunnels of the metro. Here in these passageways, in an environment far from the hustle of the busy city, animals of wondrous proportions are evolving in the
dim light. The most wondrous of these animals is the miniature deer that now call the tunnels home.
Subway Deer blends beautiful imagery with poetry and fundamental scientific principles to reveal a whole new world never before explored. Born of the imagination, yet rooted in scientific theory Subway Deer is a fantastic read for those who love to imagine what might be happening at the margins of our imagination.
John-Paul Jimenez is an artist and research scientist who grew up in Queens, NY and is currently living in Boston, MA with his chocolate lab Hank. In addition to being a painter and scientist, John-Paul is the author of two children's books titled Gutterfish and Subway Deer. Each of these books explore urban naturalism and celebrate the imagination. Rooted in scientific principles, Gutterfish and
Subway Deer explore city life through atmospheric depictions and elegant prose. John-Paul's creative works engage and captivate the young and stokes the imagination of those who are young at heart. Over the last three years John-Paul has read his books to enthusiastic audiences in venues ranging from Rossie's Place in Boston to the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.
John-Paul is currently available for readings and other events. Feel free to drop him a line.