Little Steps Publishing

Dean Jacobs

Dean Jacobs has always had a great love and interest in drawing and he hoped one day to turn his passion into a profession. Starting with sketching famous people, he moved onto oil painting and then inevitably into digital computer illustration, where he now uses airbrush techniques to create his distinctive illustrative style. Dean studied Art and Design at the Sunshine Coast University and has worked as a Graphic Designer for a number of years. Dean has just completed his first two major children's books, 'Colin, The Cranky Kookaburra' and 'Poor Little Dino Spark'.

Dean's wife, Kylene, also a designer, is currently working on her first illustrated picture book and together they run a design studio on the Sunshine Coast called Bizy Bug Creative. To view more of Dean's work. or contact him, please visit www.bizybugcreative.com




 

 

Related Books:

Little Dino Spark and the Birthday Surprise

author: Robert Vescio
illustrator: Dean Jacobs

ages 4-8
ISBN 9780980575088
RRP $16.95

It is Little Dino Spark's sixth birthday and he's having a party with his friends. They are all having a dino-mite time until the weather changes. The birthday party appears to be spoilt until a surprise visitor arrives in time to help save Spark's party. This uplifting rhyming story will delight young readers as they learn the true meaning of friendship and appreciate the physical differences of others. Little Dino Spark and the Birthday Surprise is the second book in the Little Dino Sparks series. 

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Poor Little Dino Spark

author: Robert Vescio
illustrator: Dean Jacobs

ages 4-8
ISBN 9781921042874
RRP $16.95

Little Dino Spark is too shy and embarrassed to ask for help because of his appearance and lack of physical ability compared to the other dinosaurs. But in the end, when three best dinosaur friends come together to help, despite what he thinks about himself, it's Little Dino Spark who overcomes his fears and proves that appearance isn't always everything. Poor Little Dino Spark is an inspirational rhyming story for any child whose self-esteem needs a little boost, and is the first in the Little Dino Spark series. 

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