John A. Rowe was born in Kingston-upon-Thames in Surrey, England, and
studied fine art in England and Austria. His colorful illustrations and
eccentric compositional style have won him much acclaim. He is the
winner of the 1995 BIB Grand Prix Award for Children’s Book Illustration
in Bratislava. Books by John A. Rowe include Monkey Trouble, which was
nominated for the German Young Readers Prize, J. A. Teddy, I Want a
Hug, and his enormously popular version of Hans Christian Andersen’s The
Emperor’s New Clothes.