Peter Brown

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Peter Brown

Peter Brown grew up in New Jersey, where he loved drawing and writing. At the Art Center College for Design, he took several courses on children's books and knew he had found his calling. At first, he worked painting the backgrounds for animated TV shows, until he signed his first book deal. From then on, he has been writing and illustrating children's books.

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Peter Brown

Shelby MurphyEDU 331Mentor Text ProjectOctober 7, 2014

One example for 1st grade for would be using Mr. Tiger Goes Wild to facilitate a lesson on individuality, possibly in reaction to recently occurring bullying. Another example for 4th grade would be to use The Curious Garden to start a unit on the environment, talking about what is helping and/or harming it.

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Peter Brown's illustrations are charming and fascinating, specifically his use of color to emphasize keys points in his story. I loved his whimsical storytelling as well, which made him the perfect candidate for a mentor. His books are wonderful for the classroom setting due to the engaging stories that prompt classroom discussion as well as illustrations that add to the story.

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This book demonstrates high quality literature by making the readers question and engaging them in an insightful, discussion-prompting story on individuality and breaking the norms of society. The pictures are whimsical, colorful, and emphasize Mr. Tiger through specific use of color and size, such as making Mr. Tiger appear very small when he feels lonely. His use of characterization is fantastic, as you really can identify with Mr. Tiger.

Peter Brown makes excellent use of mirrors and windows in this story, making the reader emphathize with the protagonist. The illustrations have great detail, making use of many rounded edges to make the world created within seem more inviting and soft. The boy is portrayed as small in size in relation to everything else in the book, but accomplishes great things, really driving Brown's point across.

This story was different from most of Peter's, even though the illustrations show the rounded edges and playful color characteristic of his work. The story was amusing, having excellent balance of mirrors and windows, as one could see themselves as the bear or child. However, the illustrations were duller and flater than most of Brown's work, showing how he has evolved since his earlier work.

This was only illustrated by Peter Brown, but the illustrations were too noteworthy not to include. The whole story is told in black and white, to give it the perfect Halloween feeling. The only things really colored is the carrots, and only where emphasis is needed. In this way, the illustrations evoked certain feelings for the reader while catching the reader's eye to key items that to supplement the rest of the story.

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

The Curious Garden

Children Make Terrible Pets

Creepy Carrots

Reynolds, A., ' Brown, P. (2013). Creepy carrots! New York: Weston Woods Studios.Brown, P. (2013). Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. New York City: Little, Brown and Company.Brown, P. (2010). Children Make Terrible Pets. Norwalk: Weston Woods Studios.Brown, P. (2009). The Curious Garden. New York: Little, Brown and Company.



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