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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@tb_sanders @ParnassusBooks1 Thanks for coming out today!
@OrigamiYoda Thanks Tom! Your words really mean a lot to me! Hope to see you around one of these days...
@MrsFollett That is awesome. Thanks for sharing! Happy reading!!!
#2 and #5?! Wowowow! Thank you robot readers! I’m so glad you’re joining Roz on her new adventure (a...
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Louisville! Grand Rapids! Traverse City! Naperville! St. Louis! Nashville! Cohasset! Brookline! Broo...
by @130033637028837 - 9 days ago
The Wild Robot Escapes took a while, but at last it’s out in the world! I poured my heart into this ...
by @130033637028837 - 10 days ago
I just posted a big blog entry all about the making of The Wild Robot Escapes. If you're interested ...
by @130033637028837 - 11 days ago
I did NOT expect so many people to want those Roz pins, and I should have ordered many more. Oops. T...
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The Wild Robot Escapes…FINALLY! - 22 days ago
In 2016 I published my first children’s novel, The Wild Robot. It’s the story of a robot named Roz and her struggle to survive on a remote, wild island. As it turns out, Roz doesn’t just survive, she adapts, and learns to communicate with the wildlife, and then she develops animal friends and even a family. Roz makes the island her home. But that wasn’t the whole story. You see, from the moment I started dreaming up The Wild Robot, I was also dreaming up the sequel. It would be another survival story, only this time Roz would have to...
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The Wild Robot will escape…next Spring! - 9 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 has entered 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 I made...
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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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