Chris Gall has been drawing pictures for as long as he can remember. When he was caught doodling on his desk in second grade, his teacher suggested that he might become an artist some day, then made him clean all the desks in the classroom. In seventh grade, Chris won a Read Magazine Young Writers Award, and that inspired him to create stories to go with his art. After graduating from the University of Arizona, Chris became an award-winning, internationally recognized illustrator, and his artwork has been shown in almost every publication in America, including Time, Newsweek, People, Fortune, The New York Times and The Washington Post. In 2004, his first picture book, "America the Beautiful," became a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year, and his career in children's publishing began. Since then he has authored and illustrated 14 more books, including the acclaimed "Dinotrux," a 2009 Publishers Weekly Best Children's book, "Dog Vs. Cat," "Awesome Dawson," "Substitute Creacher," "The Littlest Train" and his newest book, "Go For the Moon." In 2015 Dreamworks Animation adapted "Dinotrux" into a television series now on Netflix. Chris has worked as a stand-up comic and as an adjunct professor of art at the University of Arizona. He is also a volunteer for Pima County Search and Rescue. He lives in Tucson.