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Petr Horacek

  • 4 stars across 60 books
    Petr Horacek Biography
    Petra Horacek is an award-winning author and illustrator. His first books Strawberries Are Red and What Is Black and White? won him the Books for Children Newcomer Award 2001. 

    Petr was born in the Czech Republic and loved looking at pictures in books from a very early age. His love for drawing began and he used to listen to plays and stories on the radio or watch a film and then sketch pictures he imagined from the story. Petr attended the Academy of Fine Art in Prague before working as a graphic designer. He later married his English wife and they moved to England. 

    Petra Horacek Facts
    Every autumn Petr travels back to the Czech Republic where he stays in a cottage in the middle of nowhere surrounded by woods. He paints, walks and thinks about new stories before returning home with ideas for new books.

    Our favourite Petr Horacek Book Characters
    Mouse - from A Surprise for Tiny Mouse
    Goat - from The Greedy Goat
    Suzy - from Silly Suzy Goose
    1st March 2012

    Puffin Peter

    Delightful and witty, this is a simple story of mistaken identity! Peter and Paul are the best of friends, but when Pet... More

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    1st July 2017

    The Greedy Goat

    A funny, read-aloud farmyard tale that teaches colours and days of the week from award-winning illustrator Petr Horacek.... More

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    1st March 2006

    A New House for Mouse

    An ingenious, colourful novelty book with peep-through holes. Mouse is little and so is her house - but her apple is hu... More

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    1st November 2015

    Blue Penguin

    A heat-warming fable about a friendship and belonging from the award-winning illustrator Petr Horacek. A heat-warming f... More

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    22nd July 2014

    Where Do You Live, Snail? Board Book

    "Where do you live, grey mouse?" asks Snail, in this charming and beautifully illustrated board book by the award-winnin... More

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    1st September 2014

    Silly Suzy Goose

    A celebrated picture book is brought to life as a Mini Pop-Up Classic. Ever wanted to be different? Suzy Goose has - sh... More

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    1st February 2010

    Elephant

    Imaginative young minds will love this bold, contemporary picture book about a boy and his rather unusual best friend. ... More

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    2nd August 2012

    Butterfly, Butterfly

    Peep through holes with Lucy to discover all the coloured insects in the garden in this radiant picture book with a pop-... More

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    4th September 2008

    Dogger

    When Dave loses his favourite toy, Dogger, he is very sad. But when Dogger turns up on a stall at the garden fete, every... More

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    1st April 2007

    Choo Choo

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    21st May 2014

    The Mouse Who Ate the Moon

    A beautiful peep-through story book about a mouse, a tasty piece of the moon and the importance of friendship. When Lit... More

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    1st August 2015

    The Mouse Who Reached the Sky

    Little Mouse has a big plan in this charming lift-the-flap story book by the award-winning Petr Horacek. A beautifully ... More

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    22nd July 2014

    A Surprise for Tiny Mouse

    A turn-the-wheel concept book from the award-winning Petr Horacek. Tiny Mouse loves nibbling corn in the sunshine. She ... More

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    1st June 2013

    Honk, Honk! Baa, Baa!

    A colourful baby board book from a beloved author/illustrator with charming animals and a novelty surprise. "Heehaw," s... More

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    29th May 2013

    Time for Bed Board Book

    Snuggle in, turn the pages and follow the timeless rituals of getting ready for bed in this adorable board book from mul... More

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    1st November 2016

    Blue Penguin

    A heart-warming fable about a friendship and belonging from the award-winning illustrator Petr Horacek. A heart-warming... More

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    29th January 2018

    The Mouse Who Wasn't Scared

    A charming lift the flap story about bravery, perfect for fans of Eric Carle. Little Mouse wants to play in the woods. ... More

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    2nd February 2012

    Nos Da

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    27th August 2014

    Animal Counting

    New series to help toddlers and children learn to count using fun counting games for kids Follow the clues and ... More

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    30th June 2011

    Look Out Suzy Goose

    Suzy Goose has gone for a walk in the woods. But she's not alone. Tiptoe tiptoe creep creep. Who's following her into t... More

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    26th September 2012

    Flutter by Butterfly

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    5th May 2011

    Bug Club Phonics Bug Non-fiction Set 19 Creepy-Crawly Hunt

    Phonics Bug is the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books... More

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    15th December 2016

    Night Night

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    2nd February 2012

    Pryfed Prysur

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    1st November 2005

    When the Moon Smiled: A First Counting Book

    One night on the farm everything is topsy-turvy and the moon will only smile when things are put right. It's time for hi... More

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    3rd January 2013

    A DAY OUT: Band 04/Blue

    The little bird is safe in its cage, but will it survive the outside world when it escapes? This sweet, decodable stor... More

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    1st September 2011

    The Lonely Penguin: Band 04/Blue

    Penguin is lonely - he can't find his friends. Follow him on his journey across Antarctica as he searches for them in ... More

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    1st September 2011

    Doing Nothing: Band 03/Yellow

    The frog is sitting at the bottom of the pond, doing nothing. But other animals keep coming after him and he has to ho... More

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    1st October 2010

    Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star

    Suzy, the silly goose with a mind of her own, returns in a brand new read-aloud Christmas picture book. When Suzy Goose... More

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    1st May 2011

    The Fly

    Hello! It's me - the house fly. Open my book and take a look inside. There's never a dull moment. The Fly doesn't under... More

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    1st February 2009

    Silly Suzy Goose Board Book

    This is a fun-packed, read-aloud picture book about Suzy - a goose who just has to be different - from an award-winning ... More

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    7th December 2009

    Run, Mouse, Run!

    A sturdy new edition of a classic novelty board book for babies and toddlers. Watch mouse run about the house! Over the... More

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    1st July 2017

    Animal Opposites

    With adorable full-color photographs throughout and simple activities to be enjoyed with Mom or Dad's guidance, Ranger R... More

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    2nd September 2013

    Jump and Fly: Band 01a/Pink a

    Follow baby bird as it learns how to fly for the first time. This beautifully-illustrated fiction story was written by... More

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    7th December 2009

    What Is Black and White?

    A sturdy new edition of a classic novelty board book for babies and toddlers. Combining graphic pictures with ingenious... More

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    4th December 2009

    Beep Beep

    Lots of fun with cars in this board book that's perfect for little hands to explore. Vroom, vroom. Turn the shaped page... More

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    7th December 2009

    Strawberries Are Red

    A sturdy new edition of a classic novelty board book for babies and toddlers. Combining graphic pictures with ingenious... More

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    7th December 2009

    This Little Cat

    A sturdy new edition of a classic novelty board book for babies and toddlers. What do cats like? Flip the layered pages... More

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    7th December 2009

    Hello, Little Bird

    A sturdy new edition of a classic novelty board book for babies and toddlers. Pecking, tugging and flying quick quick q... More

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    1st August 2016

    Fly, Murjan!: Level 3 (Kg)

    Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the lea... More

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    3rd September 2015

    I Have Nothing to Do: Level 7

    Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the lea... More

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    1st May 2001

    What Is Black And White?

    Two stylish die-cut board books that introduce the concept of colours. These two colours concept books are part of Walke... More

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    1st May 2001

    Strawberries Are Red Board Book

    Two stylish die-cut board books that introduce the concept of colours. These two colours concept books are part of Walke... More

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    1st March 2005

    This Little Cat Board Book

    One of a new series of vibrant animal novelty board books by an award-winning creator. What do cats like? Flip the layer... More

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    1st March 2005

    Hello Little Bird Board Book

    One of a new series of vibrant animal novelty board books by an award-winning creator. Pecking, tugging and flying quick... More

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    1st May 2008

    Choo Choo Board Book

    Choo-choo! The train is ready to leave. Turn the shaped pages and join in with all the noises the train makes as it trav... More

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    1st May 2008

    Beep Beep Board Book

    Turn the shaped pages and join in with all the noises the car makes as it travels through town, along the busy road, ove... More

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    6th August 2007

    Silly Suzy Goose Board Book

    Meet Suzy - a goose that just has to be different - in this fun-packed picture book brought to life with an animated DVD... More

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    1st March 2005

    Run Mouse Run Board

    An innovative new novelty treat from an award-winning creator. Watch mouse run about the house! Over the chair, across t... More

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    1st October 2004

    New House For Mouse

    Mouse is little and so is her house - but her apple is huge. She needs to find a home that is big enough for her and her... More

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    11th October 2002

    Flip's Snowman Board Book

    A novelty book for very young children - with a colourful surprise at the end! Meet Flip the penguin and spend a fun day... More

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    1st April 2018

    Who Is the Biggest?

    A colourful lift-the-flap book of opposites to share with your baby. Who is the biggest, who is the tallest and who is ... More

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    1st April 2018

    Who Is Sleeping?

    A colourful lift-the-flap guessing game perfect for sharing at bedtime. Who is sleeping in the river, under the leaf an... More

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    1st July 2018

    When the Moon Smiled: A First Counting Book

    A charming farmyard counting book from the award-winning illustrator Petr Horacek, perfect for reading bedtime. It's ni... More

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