Peter Catalanotto has written seventeen books for children, including Monkey & Robot, More of Monkey & Robot, The Newbies, Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-It-All, Ivan the Terrier, Matthew A.B.C., and Emily's Art, of which School Library Journal said in a starred review, "whether viewed from afar or up close, this creative and heartfelt book is a masterpiece." In 2008, First Lady Laura Bush commissioned Peter to illustrate the White House holiday brochure. He currently teaches the first children's book writing course offered by both Columbia University and Pratt Institute. Peter has illustrated more than thirty books for other writers including George Ella Lyon, Cynthia Rylant, Mary Pope Osborne, Joanne Ryder, Robert Burleigh, and Megan McDonald.
"In four stand-alone chapters, sweet, funny vignettes depict a
warm, accepting friendship that transcends differences....
Catalanotto employs brief, action-filled sentences and clear,
simple dialogue that is accessible to children newly comfortable
with independent reading... A fun-filled view of a warm,
unlikely friendship." * Kirkus Reviews *
"Readers looking for funny friendship stories but who think that Frog and Toad and other early readers are a tad too easy will find this unlikely duo just right." * The Horn Book Magazine *