Robert Neubecker

Robert Neubecker is the author and illustrator of Linus the Vegetarian T. Rex and of his own Wow! series. He is also the award-winning illustrator of Shiver Me Timbers by Douglas Florian, Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth by Sarah Weeks, I Got Two Dogs by John Lithgow, and Monsters on Machines by Deb Lund. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Robert also illustrates for the New York Times and Slate magazine. After twenty years in Manhattan, he and his family live in Park City, Utah. Visit Robert at

Books by this Author

King Louie's Shoes
Linus the Vegetarian T. rex
Shiver Me Timbers!
Too Many Monsters!
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. your life is what your thoughts make it- Marcus Aurelius

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I enjoy Winston Churchill, I admire harry Truman because he spent his twenties behind a plow (sorta like George in "It's a Wonderful Life") I admire these guys, but I more identify with the common man of every era.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Well, of course I draw, but after spending the first third of my life as a bookish geek, I enjoy nature and individual sports such as Surfing and Skiing.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. You'd have to ask someone else, but I'd say my optimism, although it's a bit bruised at times. Then I spend time with my kids, or helping others, or just go for a walk in nature.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. John Carter of Mars. I was infallible and his sword wove a web of steel before him.