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
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by @itspeterbrown - 3 hours ago
130033637028837 - yesterday
(Play it with the volume on!) Today, Creepy Pair of Underwear haunts bookshelves everywhere! No one is safe!
130033637028837 - 2 days ago
Need a break from the news? Watch me draw and discuss CREEPY PAIR OF UNDERWEAR! (my new picture book with Aaron Reynolds) in a Facebook Live interview on the NY Times Books page! Tuesday at 11:30am (eastern time)!
130033637028837 - 12 days ago
I'll be reading/signing/drawing CREEPY UNDERWEAR near Atlanta, Raleigh, Dallas, Miami, Asheville, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, and Virginia. Click the link for my full book tour schedule, and join me at one of my events! Please?
130033637028837 - 27 days ago
Prepare yourselves. Underwear gets creepy on August 15!!!
130033637028837 - one month ago
My Happy Place. #sketching #pencildrawing #capecod
The Wild Robot will escape…next Spring! - one month 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... Read more...
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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.... Read more...
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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... Read more...
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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... Read more...
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Mr. Tiger Gets Styled - 3 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... Read more...
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