Jon Agee attended The Cooper Union School of Art in New York City, where he studied painting and film-making. A full-time author, he lives with his wife in San Francisco. Jon is the author/illustrator of many acclaimed books for children including It's Only Stanley, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor winner. Terrific and Milo's Hat Trick between them have won New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Books, ALA Notable Book, Horn Book Fanfare, PW Best Books of the Year, Book Sense Top Ten Pick and LA Times Best Children's Picture Books Miami Herald Top Ten.
'delightful ... Children of 3-5 will shriek with laughter, and even adults may get the joke.' New Statesman;'Classic slapstick storytelling combines with minimalist master Agee's stylish, uncluttered illustrations in a story rich in humour, fun, subtle simplicity and visual virtuosity. Out of this world!' Lancashire Evening Post;'Witty, ironic, thought-provoking and with that surprise ending, Agee's offering, with his stark Martian scenery, is eminently re-readable. Children love to be in the know about stories and as they listen to the young astronaut's earnest narration, they'll be hard put to resist yelling he's behind you .'Red Reading Hub;'A delightfully illustrated story about following your dreams.' Parents in Touch;'Jon Agee excels at creating picture books with unusual settings and characters. For young readers, this book serves as a great introduction to the kinds of books where the reader knows more information than the main character does.' The Huffington Post;'Bursting with quiet wit and gorgeous Martian vistas. Simply masterful.' Kirkus, starred review; 'Satisfying silliness from start to finish, with a gotcha ending that will prompt requests for repeat readings.' PW