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 Neubecker.com.

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

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Go ask your mother...

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.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I don't spend a lot of time thinking like that. But it would be cool to be a dolphin. I see them a lot when I'm out surfing. They are so free.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Wow- You ask the easy ones. My children are small enough that we can all sleep together in our king size bed. My wife, my ten year old, my six year old, my huge German Shepard and all three cats. I always sleep so well those nights. It's an ancient vignette, and repeated all over the world in every country and every culture.

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