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.
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@MrGeetsRomo It means a lot to us sad, frustrated Americans that we've got sisters and brothers in the U.K.
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We're not alone! There are other thinking, feeling, loving people in the world! Check this out and get tingles. https://t.co/7x8dZVWZjK
RT @BraddJaffy: As @KatyTurNBC notes—WH chose to make a false statement on inauguration while making NO comment on #WomensMarch happening a…
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RT @rmayemsinger: It's OFFICIAL #WomensMarchOnWashington is biggest inaugural protest in HISTORY. Sorry Mr. Trump, THIS is what a populist…
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In these strange times, I find myself going to my happy place more frequently than ever: drawing cute little houses tucked away in nature scenes.
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The perfect gift for the robot enthusiast, animal lover, adventurer, child, mom or dad, aunt or uncle, grandparent, human or non-human reader on your Christmas list! #thewildrobot #christmas #christmasgift
All I ever really want to do is draw trees. #sketch #sketchbook #trees
Art prints from The Wild Robot are now for sale (and from my other books, too). Framed or unframed, and the print quality is beautiful. Check it out!
The shapes and patterns of the Taiwanese jungle are mesmerizing...I had no choice but bust out my sketchbook. #sketch #taroko
The Wild Robot lives! - 10 months 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.) - 2 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! - 2 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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My Trip to Vietnam! - 3 years ago
My second favorite activity, after making children’s books, is traveling. So I was ecstatic when the United Nations International School (UNIS) in Hanoi, Vietnam, invited me to spend a week at their school as a visiting author/illustrator. But if I was going to fly all the way to Vietnam I wanted to see as much as I possibly could. So I began planning a two-week trip, where I could explore the Vietnamese culture and countryside, as well as visit the UNIS school in Hanoi. After... Read more...
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