'Children Make Terrible Pets' author coming to Jackson

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Teton County Library has announced that celebrated children's author and illustrator Peter Brown will be giving presentations to local elementary-age children at Jackson Elementary and Wilson Elementary, on Tuesday, February 9 and Wednesday, February 10 , as part of its long-standing Writers in the Schools author initiative. Brown will discuss how he grew from being a child who loved to draw and write, to being someone who makes picture books for a living. He’ll read aloud and talk about the books he made for fun when he was a child. Then he’ll talk about the steps he took to become a professional author and illustrator. Next he’ll read one of his published books and share some of the stories behind its creation. If time permits, he’ll also give a drawing demonstration with some quick, simple illustration lessons. When asked why Brown is such a good fit for Writers in the Schools, Beth Holmes, the library’s Youth Program Coordinator, says, “His books are hilarious and his illustrations really capture the beauty and feeling of the words in the book. His work captivates children's imaginations and creates enthusiasm towards reading, writing and creating art." Peter Brown is an author and illustrator of children’s books. His titles include *The New York Times* bestsellers like *The Curious Garden*, *Children Make Terrible Pets*, and *Mr. Tiger Goes Wild.* Brown’s illustrations for *Creepy Carrots!* by Aaron Reynolds earned him a 2013 Caldecott Honor. Brown will publish his very first novel for kids in April 2016. It’s called “The Wild Robot.” His books have earned numerous honors, including a Horn Book Award, two E.B. White Awards, a Children’s Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year, two Irma Black Honors and a Golden Kite Award. Feature Photo: Peter Brown. h/t Peter Brown Studio / Pitchengine Communities #buckrail #news