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.

Tim Bowers

Tim Bowers

Illustrator

Memoirs of a Tortoise book cover

MEMOIRS OF A TORTOISE (2020)

Oliver the tortoise has had his human, Ike, for a very, very long time now. In fact, they’re the same age—80 years old—and practically twins. They both enjoy the slowness of the garden, cool water from the hose on a hot day, and a nice slice of honeydew melon. But when Ike stops visiting the garden, Oliver wonders why his pet has left him so soon. So he makes the long journey to see his mother ten gardens away—she will certainly have the answer. This tender story from the author and illustrator that brought us Memoirs of a Goldfish reminds us to cherish all the days we have with our pets and loved ones. (Ages 4-8)

Book Cover: Back Roads Country Toads

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)

Book Cover- Sorry Grown Ups You Can't Go to School

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 can’t 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)