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Peter has always loved telling stories. After graduating from college, he moved to New York City. He was working on animated TV shows when he signed a book deal to write and illustrate his first picture book, “Flight of the Dodo.” Peter quickly signed up his second and third books, and his career as an author and illustrator of children’s books was under way. Since then Peter has written and illustrated many books for children. His books have earned numerous honors, including a Caldecott Honor, a Horn Book Award, two E.B. White Awards, two E.B. White Honors and a Children’s Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year. His new book is “My Teacher Is a Monster (No, I Am Not)” (Little, Brown/Hachette).