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Petr Horacek

  • 5 stars across 40 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 ... More

    (19 reviews)
    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 app... More

    (8 reviews)
    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 ... More

    (7 reviews)
    1st February 2010


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

    (7 reviews)
    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

    (7 reviews)
    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 Hora... More

    (7 reviews)
    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 ... More

    (3 reviews)
    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

    (2 reviews)
    5th July 2010

    Kasia's Surprise

    A heartwarming story about a feisty young Polish girl determined to be unhappy in her new life in England - but who ... More

    (2 reviews)
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      Kasia's Surprise

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      My daughter read this as one of her school reading books (lime level). It was really engaging from the start and a nice way to chat about other people...

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