Peter Brown grew up in Hopewell, New Jersey, where he spent his time imagining and drawing silly characters. He got his B.F.A. in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. After college Peter moved to Brooklyn, New York and spent several years painting backgrounds for animated TV shows. Peter went on to write and illustrate several books for children, including the Kate Greenaway-nominated Mr Tiger Goes Wild and My Teacher Is a Monster.
Mr Tiger Goes Wild colouring sheets to download
@alv65 Of course
by @itspeterbrown - yesterday
@FoxNews I can think of no organization that’s done more to damage MLK’s legacy than Fox News.
@bluestemaward Great! Here’s what I’d like to share: https://t.co/ejnfYprHSb
@eastbierleyPS I consulted Asimov’s “The Complete Robot” repeatedly as I wrote my Wild Robot books.
@onederbooks @areynoldsbooks Hahaha
by @itspeterbrown - 3 days ago
In The Wild Robot Escapes, Roz does a little accessorizing.
by @130033637028837 - 11 days ago
Full wraparound jacket art from The Wild Robot Escapes
The Wild Robot was just published in the UK so I figured I’d share the blog post I wrote about the m...
I want to win these! Am I allowed to enter?
by @130033637028837 - 13 days ago
The Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) showed up. ARCs are sent out to book reviewers and are used to dru...
by @130033637028837 - 2 months ago
The Wild Robot will escape…next Spring! - 7 months ago
I was blown away by the amazing response to my first novel, The Wild Robot. Thank you to everyone who read and shared it! I’ve been hard at work on the sequel, The Wild Robot Escapes, and I cannot wait for you all to find out what happens to Roz after she leaves the island. What I love most about writing children’s novels is how it forces me to focus on what’s truly important to the story. I don’t want to bore young readers with unnecessary details. And so, when in doubt, I keep the story simple. This approach worked...
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The Wild Robot lives! - one year ago
So, I wrote my first children’s novel. It wasn’t a graceful process, but I survived the stress and the solitude and the crippling self-doubt, and now my novel is about to enter the world. It’s called The Wild Robot. If you have a few minutes I’d like to tell you about it. Back in 2008, while working on a picture book called The Curious Garden, I spent a lot of time making sketches like this- I loved imagining scenes of nature living in surprising places. And that got me thinking about scenes of unnatural things living in surprising places, and...
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My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) - 3 years ago
I really love teachers. My mom and aunt and grandmother were teachers. Many of my friends are teachers. And I’ve had dozens of truly remarkable teachers throughout my life. So it might seem strange that I’d celebrate teachers with a children’s book about a monster teacher. But that’s what I did. Let me explain. One of the best things that ever happened to me was a surprising act of kindness, from a primary school teacher who I thought was a monster. I was a sensitive little kid at the time, and my teacher was strict, and humorless, and tougher than...
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Amazon Is Destroying My Favorite Things! - 3 years ago
I love everything about books. I love reading them. I love writing them. I love the look and smell and sound and feel of books. I might even love the taste, let me check…yeah, I love the taste of books, too. I also love the culture of books. I love places filled with books. I love talking about books. I love the power of books. And I really love people who love books, which is why I love booksellers. Booksellers are curious and intelligent and interesting people and they’re always finding new things to be excited about, thanks in part to...
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Mr. Tiger Gets Styled - 4 years ago
If you’re familiar with my children’s books you’ve probably noticed that my art style changes from book to book. There are a couple of reasons for this: 1) I get bored, and so I try new things to keep it interesting. 2) I let my illustrations to do most of my storytelling. But I think certain art styles are better suited to tell certain kinds of stories. So I change my art style to better tell each particular story. With that said I want to talk about my inspiration for my picture book Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. The initial idea for the book...
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