Petr Horacek grew up in Prague in the Czech Republic. He studied at the Academy of Fine Art in Prague where he painted and drew for six years with some of the pictures being as big as a double bed! His two daughters Tereza and Cecilia are the biggest inspiration for his work. He won the Books for Children Newcomer Award with Strawberries Are Red and What Is Black and White? He is also the creator of the loveable Suzy Goose character who has featured in Silly Suzy Goose, Look Out, Suzy Goose and Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star.
Some of his other popular titles include The Mouse Who Ate The Moon, A Day Out, Jump and Fly, Animal Opposites, Puffin Peter and Doing Nothing. This Summer he will be featuring his book Blue Penguin.
Petr will be doing a double act with the fantastic Tony de Saulles at the festival this year!