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Petr Horacek - Illustrator

Petr Horacek’s bold and imaginative illustrations continue to captivate children and critics. His stories, often about loyalty and belonging, are told with an instinctive warmth and humour and are beautifully brought to life through his evocative use of colour and texture. He has won many awards around the world for classics such as Suzy Goose and A New House for Mouse and was shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012. He lives in Worcester.

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Featured Books, with extracts, illustrated by Petr Horacek

The Greedy Goat
Petr Horacek
Bright and beautiful to look at, Petr Horacek's latest picture book is a visual feast, and seems to be a farmyard reworking of Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Goat is bored with grass and decides to try something different. ...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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Animal Counting
Petr Horacek
From one spotty giraffe to ten swimming fish the animals in this book are beautifully illustrated while the number pops up making it easy to see. The seven screeching toucans and eight furry pandas are particularly delightful. ~ Julia...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/01/2017
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Blue Penguin
Petr Horacek
November 2016 Book of the Month There are some breathtakingly beautiful illustrations in Petr Horacek's new picture book, and a story to bring a lump to the throat. Blue Penguin does the same things that the other penguins do but,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/11/2016
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A First Book of Animals
Nicola Davies - illustrated by Petr Horacek
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award What a wonderful book to give to a child. It's one which will inspire a real interest in nature and the creatures that share...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2016
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The Greedy Goat
Petr Horacek
Bright and beautiful to look at, Petr Horacek's latest picture book is a visual feast, and seems to be a farmyard reworking of Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Goat is bored with grass and decides to try something different. She...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Mouse Who Reached the Sky
Petr Horacek
May 2016 Book of the Month Little Mouse has spotted something red and shiny hanging from a branch, and decides it's a marble. She can't reach it by herself so fetches first Mole – who thinks it's a balloon –...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Mouse Who Reached the Sky
Petr Horacek
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - August 2015 Book of the Month Little Mouse has spotted something red and shiny hanging from a branch, and decides it's a marble. She can't reach it by herself so fetches...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/08/2015
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The Mouse Who Ate the Moon
Petr Horacek
A stunning and thought-provoking picture book with some clever use of cut outs and a flap. Little Mouse looks at the lovely round yellow moon and thinks how much she would love a slice of it for herself. Stepping out...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Silly Suzy Goose
Petr Horacek
How nice it would be to be different! Silly Suzy Goose thinks of all the things other animals do and she things how much she would love to stretch like a giraffe, to splash like an elephant, to jump like...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2014
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The Mouse Who Ate the Moon
Petr Horacek
One of our Books of the Year 2014 A stunning and thought-provoking picture book with some clever use of cut outs and a flap. Little Mouse looks at the lovely round yellow moon and thinks how much she would love...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/06/2014
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Animal Opposites
Petr Horacek
A beautiful book of pop-up animals which demonstrate through opening flaps simple opposites including smooth frog and prickly porcupine, slow snail and fast cheetah, heavy hippo and light butterfly. The pictures are bold and colourful and make their points clearly....
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/09/2013
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Time for Bed
Petr Horacek
Bedtime is made fun in this chunky board book. Lift the flaps to uncover all the different things that have to be done before bedtime! There's tidying up the toys, eating supper, having a bath and more – all...
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Format: Board book | Released 06/06/2013
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Honk, Honk! Baa, Baa!
Petr Horacek
A bold illustration of an animal makes every spread attractive in this flip-flap board book. ‘BAA BAA goes the sheep, OINK OINK goes the pig” - sounding out the noise each animal makes is a great activity for every time...
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Format: Board book | Released 06/06/2013
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Butterfly, Butterfly
Petr Horacek
Finding a beautiful butterfly in her garden leads Lucy onto a thrilling exploration of all the wonderful creatures in her garden and the many colours they come in. There's a pink worm, a busy brown spider, a snail with an...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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Kasia's Surprise
Stella Gurney - illustrated by Petr Horacek
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. This is a heartwarming story about a feisty young Polish...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2010
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Illustrator Info

Illustrator's Website

www.petrhoracek.co.uk/

Illustrator's Blog

www.petrhoracek.co.uk/blog/

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