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Bellevue University Graduate Releases Debut Children's Book

A 4th Wall-Breaking, Interactive Adventure in Publishing Education for Kids


A Bellevue University Graphic Design graduate, Jason Hendrickson, has successfully published and illustrated his debut children's book, titled BOOK!

BOOK! is a 4th wall-breaking, interactive story picture book for people to read and share with kids to have fun.

In the book, actions taken by the reader affect the characters, who become aware that the reader is causing the ruckus. The story also shows off book construction terminology to teach kids the basics of publishing.

Hendrickson said his classes at Bellevue University are a contributor to preparing him for this moment. “Bellevue University gave me the opportunity to explore options that I wouldn’t have ever considered otherwise,” he said. 

“I have been writing stories and making ridiculous drawings ever since I was a kid,” said Hendrickson. “You never know where your education will take you.” 

BOOK! Is available for purchase on Amazon.


About the Author

Jason Hendrickson is an author and illustrator who currently resides in Northwest Indiana with his wife, children and pack of pets. He has been drawing as long as he could hold a crayon. While being an illustrator on a variety of other picture books throughout the year, this is his first take on authorship. Hendrickson graduated with a BA in Graphic Design from Bellevue University in 2021.

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (