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About Peter Brown
Peter Brown writes and illustrates books for young whippersnappers. He grew up in Hopewell, New Jersey, where he spent his time imagining and drawing silly characters. He studied Life Lessons at the School of Hard Knocks, and then 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. And then in 2003 he got a book deal to write and illustrate his first picture book FLIGHT OF THE DODO, which is a story that involves bird poop...in case you're into that kind of thing. Since then he's written and illustrated three more picture books, and illustrated several other books for young whippersnappers. His books have been adapted into plays and animated short films, they have been translated into a dozen languages, and they include the 2010 E.B. White award winner, Children's Choice Award winner, and New York Times bestselling books THE CURIOUS GARDEN.
His books CHILDREN MAKE TERRIBLE PETS, YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND! and his latest book, CREEPY CARROTS! are also New York Times bestsellers and award winners. CREEPY CARROTS! written by Aaron Reynolds has also been named a 2013 Caldecott Honor book.
You can find out more about Peter and his books at peterbrownstudio.com
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Can a robot survive in the wilderness?
When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is all alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants.
As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home--until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her.
From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.
Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings--but can she survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill and the island?
From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed sequel to his New York Times bestselling The Wild Robot,about what happens when nature and technology collide.
Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He’s not afraid of the dark, and he’s definitely not afraid of something as silly as underwear. But when the lights go out, suddenly his new big rabbit underwear glows in the dark. A ghoulish, greenish glow. If Jasper didn’t know any better he’d say his undies were a little, well, creepy. Jasper’s not scared obviously, he’s just done with creepy underwear. But after trying everything to get rid of them, they keep coming back!
Jasper Rabbit loves carrots—especially Crackenhopper Field carrots.
He eats them on the way to school.
He eats them going to Little League.
He eats them walking home.
Until the day the carrots start following him...or are they?
Celebrated artist Peter Brown’s stylish illustrations pair perfectly with Aaron Reynold’s text in this hilarious picture book that shows it’s all fun and games…until you get too greedy.
Do you want to have more fun?
Mr. Tiger knows exactly how you feel. So he decides to go wild.
But does he go too far?
From Caldecott Honor artist Peter Brown comes a story that shows there's a time and place for everything...even going wild.
Each page is filled with "monstrous" details that will have kids reading the story again and again. Peter Brown takes a universal and timeless theme, and adds his own humorous spin to create another winner of a picture book.
From a New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott-honor winning artist comes an exuberant illustrated story about playing dress up, having fun, and feeling free.The boy loves to be naked. He romps around his house naked and wild and free. Until he romps into his parents' closet and is inspired to get dressed. First he tries on his dad's clothes, but they don't fit well. Then he tries on his mom's clothes, and wow! The boy looks great. He looks through his mom's jewelry and makeup and tries that on, too. When he's discovered by his mother and father, the whole family (including the dog!) get in on the fun, and they all get dressed together.
This charming and humorous story was inspired by bestselling and award-winning author Peter Brown's own childhood, and highlights nontraditional gender roles and self-expression.
Um robô é capaz de sobreviver na natureza selvagem?
Peter Brown sempre foi fascinado por robôs e pela natureza, e depois de anos imaginando, escrevendo e desenhando, ele deu vida a Roz, uma robô que, ao abrir os olhos pela primeira vez, se vê sozinha numa ilha.
Ela não tem a menor ideia de como foi parar ali, mas foi programada para sobreviver. Depois de suportar uma tempestade intensa e es¬capar de ursos furiosos, ela se dá conta de que sua única esperança é se adaptar ao ambiente, e vai ter que aprender isso com os nada simpáticos animais que ha¬bitam a ilha.
Tudo parece melhorar quando Roz consegue, aos poucos, se aproximar dos bichos e criar um laço inquebrável com um filhote de ganso abandonado. Mas sua natureza é diferente, e o misterioso passado da robô, que a levou àquele ambiente selvagem, está prestes a retornar para assombrá-la.
Robô selvagem é uma história co¬movente e cheia de aventuras sobre o que acontece quando a natureza e a tecnolo¬gia colidem inesperadamente, como os humanos afetam o mundo ao nosso redor e o que significa estar vivo.
Dopo aver imparato come sopravvivere in un’isola selvaggia, il robot Rozzum unità 7134 (Roz per gli amici) è adesso intrappolata in una fattoria in cui deve lavorare. La famiglia che ci vive non è male, soprattutto i due bambini, ma nel suo cuore Roz non ha mai dimenticato la libertà a cui era abituata, gli animali suoi amici, e soprattutto Beccolustro, l’ochetta che ha adottato e che adesso è suo figlio. Ma la sua isola è lontanissima, e per raggiungerla dovrebbe attraversare una frenetica città smisurata e tentacolare, con il terribile rischio di essere scoperta e distrutta. Nei suoi circuiti però, l’amore scorre più potente di qualunque software, e Roz comincia così il suo difficile viaggio, in cui dovrà confrontarsi con la creatura più pericolosa di tutte, ma anche l’unica che potrà rispondere alle sue domande: l’uomo.
Una tenera storia di determinazione e coraggio che fa commuovere e riflettere sulla natura dell’amore e dell’individualità.