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Your New Jett-Pup Owner’s Manual

by David Gordon (Illustrator)

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With these easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, young readers learn how to quickly assemble and safely operate their brand new JETT-pup (Junior Electrospheric Time Traveler).

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With these easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, young readers learn how to quickly assemble and safely operate their brand new JETT-pup (Junior Electrospheric Time Traveler). Once they get the awesome, kid-operated machine bolted together, young readers will be able to fly faster than the speed of light — do barrel rolls and barnstorming, hover slowly and lazily around the neighborhood, or go and buzz the school building. But the best feature of all — JETT-pup can travel through time! Imagine being able to transport back to where the dinosaurs once roamed, or sneak forward and meet your great, great, great grandchildren. Have fun, and fly safely!

David Gordon has art directed and/or worked on visual development, layout, and character design for numerous production companies from Lucasfilm to Pixar, including such movies as Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., A Bug’s Life, and Cars; BlueSky’s Robots and Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants; as well as animated commercials for companies like Cheerios and Nike.

He has also written and illustrated many children’s books, among them Hansel and Diesel, The Three Little Rigs, The Ugly Truckling, and Smitten. He is one of the authors of the acclaimed graphic novels Out of Picture I and Out of Picture II, and one of three illustrators of Jon Scieszka’s 52-book, N.Y. Times best-selling series, Trucktown.

His newest book is Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery.

His shows include MoMA’s Pixar, Twenty Years of Animation, 

Paris’s Galerie Arludnik, The Art of Out of Picture and various Society of Illustrators’ group shows. 

He does commercial storyboards for Saatchi, BBDO, Y&R, TBWA Chiat, Weiden+Kennedy, and McCann Worldgroup.

He was trained at Parsons and the New York Academy of Art.