Peter Sis

Born in Czechoslovakia in 1949, PETER SÍS is an internationally renowned author and illustrator of many books for children. He has now received, among many other awards, three Caldecott Honours, the Bologna Ragazzi Nonfiction Award, the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, and the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award. He also received the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2012 for his lasting contribution to children’s illustration. He has lived in New York City in America since 1984. The Pilot and the Little Prince is published by Pushkin Children’s Books in July 2014.  A tapestry designed by Peter Sis in memory of Seamus Heaney on behalf of Arts for Amnesty will be unveiled in Dublin in April.

“Peter Sís is a genius. That word may be so overused as to be almost meaningless, but I have no other explanation for the seemingly endless depths of his fertile imagination.”  Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

 

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Nine Nasty Words

Language evolves with time, and so does what we consider profane or unspeakable. Nine Nasty Words is a rollicking examination of profanity, explored from every angle: historical, sociological, political, linguistic. In a particularly coarse moment, when the public discourse is shaped in part by once-shocking words, nothing could be timelier.

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I Can’t Believe It’s Baby Food!

My aim is to help parents make both cooking and mealtimes as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. It’s all about sharing food that the whole family will love, with your baby in a highchair pulled up to the table. Apart from the first few weeks of weaning, there really is no need to cook twice. In fact, it’s much better that you don’t! Your baby will benefit both nutritionally and developmentally from eating with you; and, if you are not stuck in the kitchen all day preparing endless different meals, you’ll be happier and less frazzled, too.

Your child’s development depends on three key areas of health that are intertwined and are interdependent – these are the Brain, the Immune system and the Gut (BIG). The first thousand days seems to be the critical window to get this essential BIG nutrition trio functioning well, as that is when your baby’s mind, immune-resilience and intestinal health are being primed for the future.

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