• Timothy Young has had a long career doing all kinds of interesting and fun stuff. He’s been an animator, puppet maker, toy designer, sculptor, art director and graphic designer. His career highlights include being a Head Model-Maker for  Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, designing and building Muppets for Jim Henson Productions and sculpting the first Simpsons toys.

    Tim is the author/illustrator of 8 picture books including Do Not Open The Box, The Angry Little Puffin and the highly acclaimed I Hate Picture Books!. His latest books are I’m Going To Outer Space!, and the how-to-draw book, Creatures and Characters: Drawing Amazing Monsters, Aliens and Other Weird Things. He has also illustrated books for other authors including Nancy Viau’s Just One Thing! His favorite part of being an author is traveling to schools and talking to kids about his books. He lives with his family on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.


  • I am very pleased to be in my 10th year as a published author/illustrator. I have my 11th and 12th books coming out this autumn and I’m working on a whole bunch more. One of the surprising things to me is how much I love doing school visits. It’s allowed me to travel all over the United States and even overseas. Reading my books and getting an audience response is fantastic and the students ask such excellent questions. I will travel anywhere to visit a school.

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