(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
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
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
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