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Petr Horacek - Author

About the Author

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 by Petr Horacek

The Fly

The Fly

3+ readers

Author: Petr Horacek Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2011

The dramatic and entertaining story of the humble house fly! No one much likes the house fly being in a house. But, as he shows here, he isn’t really doing any harm! Everywhere he goes he is in danger of getting smashed by the fly swot but all he wants is to eat a little and drink a little and, when he’s outside, visit the cows. Is there anything very much wrong with that? An amusing story which introduces the nice side of a house fly! ~ Julia Eccleshare

Other books by Petr Horacek

Let's Go into Space!

Let's Go into Space!

Author: Petr Horacek Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2020

A peep-through space adventure to share with your baby. 3, 2, 1, blast off! What can you see in space? Peep-through the rocket windows to find out, in this colourful board book from award-winning author-illustrator Petr Horacek.

Let's Go Under the Sea!

Let's Go Under the Sea!

Author: Petr Horacek Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2020

A peep-through underwater adventure to share with your baby. What can you find under the sea? Peep-through the submarine window to find out in this colourful board book from award-winning author-illustrator Petr Horacek.

The Best Place in the World

The Best Place in the World

Author: Petr Horacek Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2020

A heart-warming picture book following an inquisitive hare as he discovers that the best place in the world is always with the people you love. Do you think this is the best place in the world? Hare asks his friends, Rabbit, Bear, Duck and Owl. Certain there must be somewhere better out there, Hare sets out on an adventure that takes him to mountains higher than the clouds, sun-kissed beaches and starlit deserts. But even the most beautiful place isn't perfect without friends to share it with, and perhaps the best place in the world is actually closer than Hare thinks. With gorgeous artwork in a stunning summer palette, this is a beautiful picture book from the Kate Greenaway Medal-shortlisted illustrator Petr Horacek, who has been described by The Washington Post as the thinking tot's Eric Carle .

The Last Tiger

The Last Tiger

Author: Petr Horacek Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2019

Strong and proud, the tiger is lord of the jungle, but all his strength and boldness cannot keep him safe from the human hunters. In captivity, the tiger realises that what really matters is not strength or power, but freedom. Moving, thought-provoking and superbly illustrated by an award-winning picture book creator - this is an important fable for our time.

The Mouse Who Wasn't Scared

The Mouse Who Wasn't Scared

Author: Petr Horacek Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2019

A charming story about bravery, perfect for fans of Eric Carle. Little Mouse wants to play in the woods. They are dark and full of big scary animals. But Little Mouse isn't afraid of anything - or is she? A charming story about bravery - with a hilarious surprise - from a Kate Greenaway Medal-shortlisted illustrator, who has been described by The Washington Post as the thinking tot's Eric Carle .

When the Moon Smiled A First Counting Book

When the Moon Smiled A First Counting Book

Author: Petr Horacek Format: Board book Release Date: 01/07/2018

A charming farmyard counting book from the award-winning illustrator Petr Horacek, perfect for reading bedtime. It's night on the farm, but the animals are topsy-turvy. The moon will only smile when things are put right. He must now light the stars, one by one. Can you count them all?

Who Is Sleeping?

Who Is Sleeping?

Author: Petr Horacek Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2018

A colourful lift-the-flap guessing game perfect for sharing at bedtime. Who is sleeping in the river, under the leaf and in the tree? Lift the flaps to find out and discover a sleepy surprise at the end, in this colourful bedtime board book from acclaimed author/illustrator Petr Horacek.

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