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Petr Horacek

A Best Friend for Bear

Petr Horacek is a children’s picturebook creator with a background in fine art. He was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia and at the age of 15 attended the High School of Art in Prague, where he developed skills in printing, photography, sculpture and painting.
After working for a design agency, he went on to further study at the Academy of Fine Art and was awarded his Master of Fine Art degree in 1994.

His first books, Strawberries are Red, and What is Black and White? were published by Walker Books in 2001. And he was awarded the Books for Children Newcomer award that year.

Since then, he has gone on to write and illustrated many favourites including, Silly Suzy GoosePuffin Peter,  The Greedy Goat Blue Penguin and The Perfect Present

In this podcast, Petr talks to Nikki Gamble about his picturebook, A Best Friend for Bear.

About A Best Friend for Bear
A heart-warming picture book about a charming bear duo on an adventure to find a best friend. Black Bear is feeling lonely, so he decides to look for a friend. Luckily, he meets Brown Bear, who is in the same situation! The bears decide to search for a friend together.

They search everywhere, but their elusive friend is nowhere to be found. Or have they been right there all along?

With stunning artwork and heart-warming text, this is a beautiful picture book from the Kate Greenaway Medal-shortlisted Petr Horacek

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