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
@KatBrzozowski @runwithskizzers @smenonbooks I'm still en route!
by @itspeterbrown - 12 hours ago
#ALA People! Fwiw, I'm signing 📚 Sun @ 9am @ S&S booth 3020, and Sun @ 3pm @ LBYR booth 2611. Thus concludes my ugliest tweet ever.
@mbrockenbrough President Goodyear has nice ring to it.
by @itspeterbrown - 13 hours ago
130033637028837 - yesterday
My Happy Place. #sketching #pencildrawing #capecod
130033637028837 - 4 days ago
The Wild Robot Escapes isn't quite ready yet. Here's an update!
130033637028837 - 2 months ago
Earth Day's coming up. I love the Earth. In fact, I wrote it some love letters.
Chicago Area! Stop reading about politics for a night and come watch me talk and draw and laugh at my own jokes! April 12 at 7pm.
130033637028837 - 3 months ago
If you liked the The Wild Robot, keep an eye out for The Wild Robot Escapes! Due in stores this October! Emphasis on "DUE" because in order for that to happen I must first finish making the book. No, I'm not stressed, I don't know what you're talking about. Anyway, I should probably get back to writing...
The Wild Robot will escape…next Spring! - 4 days 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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