Individual Author Record
Name: Peggy RathmannPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Born: 1953 in St. Paul, Minnesota Sites:
Illinois ConnectionRathmann lived in Chicago for two years while she studied commercial art at the American Academy of Art.
Biographical and Professional InformationPeggy Rathmann is a children's book author and illustrator. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, she went on to study commercial art at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, fine art at Atelier Lack in Minneapolis, and children's book writing and illustration at Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles. Rathmann currently resides in California.
- Ruby the Copycat, Scholastic, 1991
- Bootsie Barker Bites, Putnam, 1992 - written by Barbara Bottner
- Good Night, Gorilla, Putnam, 1994 - Spanish edition available
- Officer Buckle & Gloria , Putnam, 1995
- 10 Minutes till Bedtime, Putnam, 1998
- The Day the Babies Crawled Away, Putnam, 2003
Titles At Your Library
Ruby the Copycat (Scholastic Bookshelf / Being Yourself)
ISBN: 0545005833 Scholastic Audio Books. 2007
A distinctive story about individuality, from award-winning author and illustrator Peggy Rathman
Ruby is a copycat! It's the first day of school, and Ruby is new. When her classmate Angela wears a red bow in her hair, Ruby comes back from lunch wearing a red bow, too. When Angela wears a flowered dress, suddenly Ruby's wearing one, too. Fortunately, Ruby's teacher knows a better way to help Ruby fit in-by showing Ruby how much fun it is to be herself.
Bootsie Barker Bites
ISBN: 0399221255 Putnam Juvenile. 1992 A little girl finds her life made miserable by the torments devised by the nasty, mischievous Bootsie Barker, until the terrible Bootsie receives her just punishment.
Good Night, Gorilla
ISBN: 0399230033 G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. 1996 A must-have board book for all babies.
Good night, Gorilla.
Good night, Elephant.
It's bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. Or are they? Who's that short, furry guy with the key in his hand and the mischievous grin?
Good night, Giraffe.
Good night, Hyena.
Sneak along behind the zookeeper's back, and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous good-night romp.
Officer Buckle & Gloria (CALDECOTT MEDAL BOOK)
ISBN: 0399226168 G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. 1995 Officer Buckle
10 Minutes till Bedtime
ISBN: 039923103X G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. 1998
At One Hoppin' Place, the countdown to bedtime is about to begin when a family of hamsters -- a mother and father with nine kids and a baby all wearing numbered striped jerseys -- arrive at the front door. "All aboard!" the child's pet hamster, dressed as a tour guide, shouts, directing them to his bus. It's off to the kitchen for a snack, to the bathroom for toothbrushing, to the bedroom for a story. And just as the child begins to read, the tour guide looks out the window and shouts, "More coming!" Busloads and carloads of vacationing hamsters stream through the front door, and the escapades accelerate from one action-packed page to the next, as the countdown continues.
The Day the Babies Crawled Away
ISBN: 039923196X G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. 2003 What a lovely day at the fair. Children lining up for pony rides . . . moms and dads in a pie-eating contest . . . babies chasing butterflies . . . babies heading for the trees . . . I SAY! Where are those babies GOING? Only a small boy sees them leaving and follows as the babies chase butterflies in trees, frogs in a bog, even bats in a cave, ignoring pleas to come back. But not to worry, our hero saves the day, making sure that all the babies get home safely from their appealing adventures.
Caldecott Medal winner Peggy Rathmann has created a highly original story told in a lilting text and a bold new style with classic black silhouettes against stunning skies of many colors that change and glow as afternoon turns into evening.