Born November 20, 1951 in the Austrian Alps, Zimmermann came to Canada with his parents in 1952 and settled in the Hamilton, Ontario area. He attended a fine arts program at the University of Guelph from 1970 to 1974. In 1977 he was a printmaking advisor for the Innuit at Povungnituk. In 1986 he began teaching figure drawing in the animation department at Sheridan College and in the same year began illustrating children’s books with Farmer Joe’s Hot Days. He has since earned two Governor General’s Award nominations one for Whatever You Do, Don’t Go Near That Canoe. He won the Mr. Christie’s Book Award for Pippin the Christmas Pig in 2004.
Dashing Through The Snow. Writ., Helaine Becker. North Winds Press/ Scholastic Canada Ltd., 2014.
A Porcupine In A Pine Tree. Writ., Helaine Becker. North Winds Press, 2010.
Listen Said The Donkey. Writ., Jean Little. North Winds Press. 2006.
Pippin The Christmas Pig. Writ., Jean Little. North Winds Press, 2003..