Even at a young age, NYT best selling Tim Bowers' artwork reflected a strong sense of humor and an interest in animals. Prior to illustrating children's books, Tim worked as an artist for Hallmark Cards, where he helped launch the popular Shoebox Greetings card line. His first children's book, THE TOY CIRCUS, was published in 1986. He now has illustrated more than 30 children's books--including the NYT bestsellers DINOSAUR PET (Imagine/Charlesbridge), Kristi Yamaguchi's DREAM BIG, LITTLE PIG and the just-released sequel IT'S A BIG WORLD, LITTLE PIG! (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) and garnered various awards including the Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best" list and several Junior Library Guild selections. Tim's artwork has been included in the Society of Illustrators Annual Art Exhibition and the S.I. Humor Exhibition, as well as featured in children's magazines, used on a wide variety of products, and appeared on hundreds of greeting cards.
"One look at the title and cover, which features a backward-hat–wearing dino kid, and potential readers will understand that there will be no way to read this, whether aloud or to oneself, without rapping."