Two shaped board books from Petr Horácek are now available in dual Spanish-English editions — perfect for little ones who love things that go. When a family piles into a bright yellow car to drive to Grandma’s house, they go broom, broom through the town, vroom, vroom along the highway, and chug, chug over the crosswalk. Getting there is almost as exciting as the welcome that awaits at the end — and bright pictures and playful sound words make this a trip to enjoy.
Petr Horácek was born on 30th June 1967 in Czechoslovakia. He grew up on the outskirts of Prague.
From the age of 15-19 Petr studied at the High School of Art in Prague. The school specialised mainly in design.
From age 19 Peter worked in a state design studio for two years.
He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Art in Prague from 1988.
Petr graduated as a Master of Fine Art in 1994.
As a student Petr met his English wife Claire and in1995 they moved to England.
Petr started to write and illustrate books soon after his first child was born. The first books ‘Strawberries are Red’ and ‘What is Black and White?’ were published in 2001 and he received the Books For Children Newcomer Award in the same year.
Since then Petr has written and illustrated many books for children. In the UK he is mainly published by Walker Books and his books are translated into many languages. Petr has won awards for his books in Britain, USA and Holland. He lives in Worcester, England.