Michael Rothman received a Masters of Fine Arts from City University of New York (Brooklyn College) in 1977. Since then, he has worked as a teacher and a freelance illustrator. He has traveled extensively as a natural science illustrator and contributed to such publications as Natural History, Scientific American, and The New Yorker.
He has illustrated many children's books including Jaguar in the Rain Forest (William Morrow), Before the Dinosaurs (Scholastic, Inc.), and Tyrannosaurus Time (William Morrow).
Michael lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.