Petr Horacek trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague before becoming a graphic designer, illustrator and painter. He is the author of the Books for Children Newcomer Award-winning Strawberries Are Red (9780744575767) and What Is Black and White? (9780744575774), as well as When the Moon Smiled (9780744570472) and A New House for Mouse (9781406301229). Born in Czechoslovakia, Petr now lives in Worcester with his wife and two daughters.
"* "The whole book is a nicely measured brew of naive, paired-down design and warm-hearted emotion." The Independent on Silly Suzy Goose * "Humorous yet touching, the illustrations are a treat - bringing you face to face with the most exotic creatures in our world." Angels and Urchins on Silly Suzy Goose"