Timmers, Leo 1970–

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Timmers, Leo 1970–


Born February 12, 1970, in Belgium; married; wife's name Gina; children: Luna, one other daughter.


Home—Brussels, Belgium. Office—Dansettestraat 5, 1090 Brussels, Belgium. Agent—Thorogood Kids, 17 Macklin St., Covent Garden, London WC2B 5NQ, England. E-mail—[email protected].


Author, illustrator, and graphic artist.

Awards, Honors

Bookfeather Award, 2000, for Happy with Me; Flemish Children's and Youth Jury Award, 2005, for Just in Time by Bart Demyttenaere, 2006, for Supermouse, and 2007, for Who Is Driving?



Tien varkentje, tien?, Clavis (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1996.

Blij met mij, Clavis (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1999, translated by Lee Cohen as Happy with Me, Smalfellow (Los Angeles, CA), 2002.

Ik vlieg, Clavis (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2002.

Supermuis, Clavis (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2004.

Wie Rijdt?, Clavis (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2005, pop-up version, 2007, translated by Bill Nagelkerke as Who Is Driving?, Bloomsbury Children's Books (New York, NY), 2007.

Toeta!, Clavis (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2006.

Vroem!, Clavis (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2006.

Broem!, Clavis (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2006.

Ik ben de Konig, Clavis (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2006, translated by Bill Nagelkerke as I Am the King, Gecko Press, 2007.

Dokter Diederik Diepzee, Clavis (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2007, translated as Deep Sea Doctor Dean, Clavis, 2008.

Look What I Can Move!, Clavis (New York, NY), 2008.

Look What I Can Do!, Clavis (New York, NY), 2008.

Author's work has been translated into French, Swedish, Spanish, and Portuguese.


Anita Holsonback, Van Apedraf tot Kikkersprong, Clavis (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1995, translated as Monkey See, Monkey Do: An Animal Exercise Book for You!, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 1997.

Daan Cupers, De gouden kwast, Clavis (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1997.

T. van de Waarsenburg, Een mooie bolle big, Zwijsen, 2001.

Bart Demyttenaere, Net op tijd, Standaard Uitgeverij, 2003.

Bart Demyttenaere, Dino en het ei, Standaard Uitgeverij, 2004.

Preston Rutt, Captain Yellowbelly: Tale of the Terrible Pirate, Meadowside Children's Books, 2007.

Illustrator of other books published in Flemish. Contributor of illustrations to periodicals, including Knack, De Morgen, Standaard, Menzo, DeoGroene Amsterdammer, Psychologie, and HUMO.

Biographical and Critical Sources


Booklist, July, 2002, Lauren Peterson, review of Happy with Me, p. 1861; December 15, 2006, Carolyn Phelan, review of Who Is Driving?, p. 52.

Magpies, March, 2007, Margaret Kedian, review of Who Is Driving?, p. 26.

Publishers Weekly, April 8, 2002, review of Happy with Me, p. 227; January 15, 2007, review of Who Is Driving?, p. 50.

School Library Journal, January, 1998, Lisa Falk, review of Monkey See, Monkey Do: An Animal Exercise Book for You!, p. 87; March, 2007, Judith Constantinides, review of Who Is Driving?, p. 187.


Flemish Illustrators Web site,http://www.vlaamse-illustratoren.com/ (May 25, 2008), "Leo Timmers."

Leo Timmers Home Page,http://www.leotimmers.com (May 25, 2008).

Sandbox World Web site,http://www.editoon.com/sandbox/ (September 13, 2007), "Leo Timmers."