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Jay Fleck

Jay Fleck spent much of his childhood drawing, but grew up to pursue other things such as a degree in computer engineering. He found a renewed interest in art while living in Chicago, inspired by the art and culture found throughout the city. Jay is the illustrator of the bestselling series starring big-hearted but small-armed TINY T. REX (authored by Jonathan Stutzman), as well as many other popular board and picture books. Most recently, he illustrated both picture books in #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Verde's FEEL-GOOD FAIRY TALES series. Jay lives in a suburb south of Chicago with his wife, two children, and loyal dog Otis.

pencil, pen, paper, computer

whimsical animal pairings, hot dogs, running, reading


Double Take
Black Belt Bunny
Everything You
Tilly & Tank
Haunted Halloween
The Diamond and the Boy
We’re Going on A Treasure Hunt
Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug
Two Brothers, One Tail
Christmas Cheer
Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark

The Ghosts Went Floating
The Three Little Yogis and the Wolf Who Lost His Breath
Tiny T. Rex and the Perfect Valentine
The Tossy-Turny Princess and the Pesky Pea



Who Loves Little Lemur? (Macmillan, Fall 2021)
Our Playground Rules
(Random House, Summer 2022)
I’m a Honeybee (Penguin, Spring 2023)
I’m a Raccoon ((Penguin, Spring 2023)
Our Classroom Rules (Random House, Summer 2023)
I’m a Robin (Penguin, Spring 2024)
I’m a Garter Snake (Penguin, Spring 2024)