Peter Catalanotto

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Visiting Assistant Professor Writing Department 718.687.5770 p Brooklyn Campus, DeKalb Hall 3

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B.F.A. Art and Design, Pratt Institute.


Catalanotto has published 49 books for children, 18 of which he has written, including Ivan the Terrier, Matthew A.B.C., Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-it-All, Monkey & Robot, and Emily's Art. The Painter was featured on PBS's Storytime. In 2008, First Lady Laura Bush commissioned Catalanotto to illustrate the White House holiday brochure. Peter was recognized by Drexel University for his outstanding contribution to children's literature in 2004 and he currently teaches Columbia University's first children's book writing course. Peter's latest book, Monkey & Robot; Friends and Neighbors was released in October 2019.