Peter Catalanotto has illustrated 48 books for children, 18 of which he has written, including Emily's Art, Matthew A.B.C., Ivan the Terrier, Monkey & Robot, and More of Monkey & Robot. In 2008, First Lady, Laura Bush commissioned Peter to illustrate the White House holiday brochure. Peter currently teaches the first children's book writing course offered by Columbia University and Pratt Institute. He has also visited over 1600 elementary schools in 40 states where he demonstrates his creative process from inspiration to final book. His newest book, Monkey & Robot, Friends and Neighbors, is due for release in October 2019.