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Peter Catalanotto

Visiting Assistant Professor


Peter Catalanotto graduated with a BFA from Pratt Institute. He has written and/or illustrated fifty books for children, including Ivan the Terrier, Matthew A.B.C., Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-it-All, Monkey & Robot, and Emily’s Art, of which School Library Journal wrote in a starred review, “this heartfelt book is a masterpiece.” Peter, and his book, The Painter, were featured on PBS’ Storytime and in 2008, First Lady Laura Bush commissioned him to illustrate the White House holiday brochure. In 2004, Drexel University recognized Peter for his outstanding contribution to children’s literature. He has presented his creative process at conferences, colleges and schools in over 40 states and, since 2013, teaches Columbia University’s first children’s book writing course. The fourth book of his Monkey & Robot series was released in 2022.

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