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

Linus the Vegetarian T. rex
Shiver Me Timbers!
Too Many Monsters!
Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth!
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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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

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

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. My self absorption.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Collapsing in the street of New York City. Thwe wierd thing is, that's probably the safest place. Everyone would rush to help you.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Go, by the Replacements- never heard that one, I bet. It's let's say, passionate. I don't know. My daughter's six and she likes ABBA so yeah, me too. And I like "Fields of Gold" I know, corny. If you can find the 12" 45 of go, play it at max volume, then follow it with Eva Cassidy's cover of "Fields of Gold", well that's pretty much my life story right there.