Described as the thinking tot s Eric Carle Petr Horacek was born in the Czech Republic and studied at the Academy of Fine Art in Prague. His first books, Strawberries are Red and What is Black and White? , received the Books for Children Newcomer Award 2001 the last recipient of this award. Since then he has written and illustrated numerous books and received many awards, including Picture Book of the Year 2008 in Holland for A New House for Mouse . Silly Suzy Goose was also on the 10 book shortlist of the award. A New House for Mouse has also been selected for the 2008 Book Start pack which will distribute 150,000 copies to new parents throughout the U.K. Butterfly, Butterfly was listed first in the Sunday Times list of summer reading in the 0 3 category, July 1st 2007.
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