ABOUT PAULETTE BOGAN

  •     In the third grade I did a drawing of a chariot and gave it to my mother. I wrote on it, “I want to be an artist when I grow up.” In the fifth grade, I got in trouble for writing stories during Mrs. O’Neal’s math class. I told my parents, “Don’t worry, I’m going to be a writer when I grow up!” I went to Parson’s School of Design in Greenwich Village. I never left. I still live right around the corner from school!

    Some Fun Facts About Me… I have three daughters, a husband, and a very dramatic dog named Mufasa. We call him Moof. One of my favorite books is Becoming Naomi León by Pam Muñoz Ryan. I do a lot of sketches on post-its! I’m always drawing something. Before I did children’s books, I did political and editorial illustrations. I love my job, working at home in my pajamas, illustrating, writing children’s books, and visiting schools. (I usually don’t wear pajamas when I go to schools.) 

    Represented by Victoria Wells Arms @ Wells Arms Literary 

    in association with HG Literary: victoria@hgliterary.com

    Paulette Bogan Studio: 

    paulettebogan.com   paulettebogan@gmail.com

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Paulette Bogan had her first “artistic experience” during a family outbreak of chicken pox. Her mother encouraged Paulette and her siblings to paint a mural on the playroom wall! Paulette was awarded the Children’s Choice Book Award for Lulu the Big Little Chick. She is the author and illustrator of Virgil & Owen Stick Together , Bossy Flossy, Virgil & OwenSpike, and Goodnight Lulu, as well as the illustrator of Chicks and Salsa, and Buffalo Wings written by Aaron Reynolds. Many of her stories are inspired by her three delightful daughters and her two wacky dogs.

    Paulette is available for school and library visits, conferences, and Book Fairs. Her lively presentations thoroughly engage children. Paulette starts off by reading one of her books aloud and sharing some childhood art. Then she goes through the process of writing and illustrating a book from thumbnails to finished art. Paulette does an interactive demonstration drawing the fastest chicken, drawing combination animals the children make up on the spot, and a step-by-stop exercise where everyone learns to draw a penguin!

     

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