With over thirty six million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation’s foremost author illustrators of children’s books. Her books are known for colorful, detailed depictions of a wide variety of animals and human cultures ranging from Scandinavia to Africa. Her best-known titles include The Hat, The Mitten, The Three Snow Bears and Gingerbread Baby. She was awarded the Boston Public Library’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. Her books have been chosen as “Best Children’s Books of the Year” by Newsweek, The New Yorker, Parents magazine, and Redbook.
Jan Brett’s home page offers a delightful collection of free ‘how to draw’ videos for children, free fun activities, coloring pages, murals, beautiful free email postcards, a free full-color 2011 calendar and more!