Tim Bowers

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Tim Bowers is an American illustrator of children's books, known for his humorous and whimsical characters. He was born in Troy, Ohio, and graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design. He currently lives in Granville.

 

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Tim Bowers' Books

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BACK ROADS, COUNTRY TOADS (2019): When country toads, Hank and Buckeroo, hear some folks talking about going "fly-fishing," they know they have to tag along. What could be better than fishing for flies?! So they stow away in a picnic basket and prepare for the feast of their lives. But what will happen when they realize fly-fishing isn't exactly what they expected? (Ages 4-8)

 

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SORRY, GROWN-UPS, YOU CAN'T GO TO SCHOOL! (2019): This fun role-reversal picture book will help reluctant students see the appeal of school!

It's just another school morning...until Mom, Dad, Grandma, and even Bow-wow the dog BEG the kids to let them come to school, too! Dad can tie his own shoes—why can't he come? Mom is all ready with her brand-new backpack—she's allowed, right? No! Only kids and teachers!

Christina Geist's warm, interactive story is the perfect tool for parents of kids who are reluctant or nervous about going to school. The fun refrain—"Sorry, grown-ups! You canít go to school! Only kids and teachers! Only kids and teachers!"—brilliantly paints school as something exclusive and desirable...which kids can access! Tim Bowers' lively illustrations enhance the fun and heighten the hilarity. This is sure to be a back-to-school classic in many families and classrooms! (Ages 4-8)

 

Rappy Goes to Mars

RAPPY GOES TO MARS (2018): One day at recess, Rappy the dinosaur gets taken by aliens on a U.F.O. ride. The head alien, Janet, wants Rappy to live with her—on Mars! Will Rappy stay in space to roam, or will he rap his way back home?

Beginning readers will love rapping along to this rhyming Level Two I Can Read tale as Rappy goes on an out-of-this-world adventure. (Ages 5-10)

 

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VAMPOODLE (2017): There's a puppy party in the backyard, but the scaredy-dogs skedaddle when ghosts and ghouls begin to arrive. What should these pups do? Don costumes and join the Halloween parade! (Ages 5-10)

 

 

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RAPPY GOES TO THE LIBRARY (2017): When Rappy the Raptor's class goes to the library, it's all Rappy can do not to be noisy. Can he keep his rapping quiet, or will he start a book riot? When students are finding the library a bore, quick-thinking Rappy uses his rhyming skills to save the day! Beginning readers will love to rap along as Rappy learns what a fun place the library can be. This rhyming Level Two I Can Read is perfect for beginning and developing readers. (Ages 5-10)

 

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FOOTLOOSE (2016): Time to cut loose! Have a rockin' time introducing children to the fun of Footloose, rewritten for children by the one and only Kenny Loggins. As a zookeeper named Jack joins the zoo animals in an all-night dance party, this new original story from Loggins is sure to get your feet moving. Little ones will love the cast of characters, including the rockin' chimp Louise ("Geez, Louise"), Mister DJ Elephant, the lemur Marie ("Oo Wee, Marie"), Milo the wombat, Luke the funkiest cat in the zoo, and so many more rocking, bopping, boogeying, tangoing, shaking, rattling and rolling animals! To add to the fun, the book includes a CD with new recordings by Kenny Loggins. (Ages 4-8)

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