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Pete Oswald

Pete Oswald is the award-winning illustrator of The Bad Seed by Jory John, an Amazon Best Children’s Book of the Year and an indie favorite, called “kid-book humor at its best” by the New York Times. He is the co-creator of Mingo The Flamingo. Pete has worked as a character designer, concept artist, and production designer on many popular films, including the Oscar-nominated ParaNorman, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and The Angry Birds Movie. Pete lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three kids.

coffee, cheese, Caddy Shack, Picasso, the 1980’s

acrylic, pencil, digital


Saturn Could Sail (Simon & Schuster, 2014)
Hippos Can’t Swim (Simon & Schuster, 2014)
Chickens Don’t Fly (Simon & Schuster, 2014)
Rainbows Never End (Simon & Schuster, 2014)
Trains Can Float (Simon & Schuster, 2014)
Frogs Play Cellos (Simon & Schuster, 2014)
Mingo the Flamingo (HarperCollins, 2017)
The Bad Seed (HarperCollins, 2017)

The Good Egg (HarperCollins, Winter 2019)
That’s What Dinosaurs Do (HarperCollins, Spring 2019)
The Sad Little Fact (Schwartz & Wade, Spring 2019)
Hike (Candlewick, Winter 2020)
Cool Beans (HarperCollins, Spring 2020)
Dr. Sugarpaws  (Scholastic, Summer 2020)
Ralph and Rita (Scholastic, Fall 2020)
The Underwear Dragon (HarperCollins, Fall 2020)
The Children’s Moon (Scholastic, Spring 2021)