Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Patrick Girouard  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri



Illinois Connection

Patrick lived in Chicago and currently resides in Munster, Indiana.

Biographical and Professional Information

You know that kid who was constantly getting yelled at by teachers to stop drawing pictures and pay attention? The one whose book covers and paper margins were covered with artwork? The kid who handed in test papers that were half completed but thoroughly illustrated? That was Patrick Girouard.Now he's a freelance illustrator whose clients include Sesame Street Magazine, National Geographic World, Kid City, Spider, Weekly Reader, USA Today, Click, Scholastic, Highlights and Oxford University Press.His work can be found in over 100 children's books as well as museum exhibits, greeting cards, t-shirts, games, toys, puzzles, odd scraps of paper, the margins of newspapers, and his Mom's refrigerator door.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Dinosaurs Dance (Rookie Readers)
ISBN: 0516263587

Children's Press(CT). 1998

Rookie Readers RM have provided entertaining, high-quality introductions to reading for more than a generation. Each title features full-color, often hilarious illustrations and engaging stories that always involve a young child figuring out concepts or solving problems on his or her own. Every new title contains a Word List and a color-coded reading-level key on the back cover.

I Have a Weird Brother Who Digested a Fly
ISBN: 0807535060

Albert Whitman & Co. 1999

Rhyming text tells the saga of a boy who swallows a fly, and what happens to that fly as it passes through his body, complete with scientific facts about the digestive system.

ISBN: 0807593753

Albert Whitman & Company. 2002

Here's a light way to talk to children about that old nuisance head lice. Rhyming verses describe how one little girl gets head lice and how she and her parents get rid of them. Kids will enjoy the rollicking cartoon "cooties" playing hide-and-seek and having a party in the girl's hair until they are sent packing. Notes on each page provide detailed, factual information about head lice.

Nina and Nolan Build a Nonsense Poem (Poetry Builders)
ISBN: 1603572988

Norwood House Pr. 2012

Nina and Nolan learn about poetry concepts such as alliteration, meter, and rhyme and with it create nonsense poetry. Includes creative writing exercises to assist the reader in writing nonsense poems.



Science Books and Films Best Books., Yikes - Lice!

Society of School Librarians International Honor Book., I Have A Weird Brother Who Digested A Fly.