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Patrick Girouard (1957-) Biography - Personal, Addresses, Career, Member, Writings, Work in Progress, Sidelights

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Born 1957, in St. Louis, MO.

Addresses

office—7043 Wicker Ave., Hammon, IN 46323. Agent— Janet DeCarlo, Portfolio Solutions, 2419 Rte. 82, P.O. Box 74, Billings, NY 12510-0074.

Career

Illustrator.

Member

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, PictureBookArtists.com.

Writings

ILLUSTRATOR

Rose Wyler and Mary Elting, Test Your Luck, J. Messner (New York, NY), 1992.

Rose Wyler and Mary Elting, Math Fun with Money Puzzlers, J. Messner (New York, NY), 1992.

Christine Harder Tangvald, The Big Big Big Boat, and Other Bible Stories about Obedience, Chariot Books (Elgin, IL), 1993.

Judith Stamper, Halloween Holiday Grab Bag, Troll Associates (Mahwah, NJ), 1993.

Glenda Palmer, P Is for Pink Polliwogs: God's Wonderful World of Letters, Chariot Books (Elgin, IL), 1993.

Christine Harder Tangvald, Too Little—Too Big, and Other Bible Stories about Faith, Chariot Books (Elgin, IL), 1994.

Diane Stortz, Barnaby Mouse, Detective, and the Mystery of the Big Book, Standard Pub. (Cincinnati, OH), 1994.

Janet Craig, Bubble Trouble Ghost, Troll Associates (Mahwah, NJ), 1994.

Patsy Jensen, Monster Party, Troll Associates (Mahwah, NJ), 1994.

Mike Nappa and Susan L. Lingo, Noah, Noah, What'll We Do?, Group (Loveland, CO), 1996.

Justin McGivern, Broccoli-flavored Bubble Gum, Raintree Steck-Vaughn (Austin, TX), 1996.

Sheila Keenan, More or Less a Mess!, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1997.

Andrew Richardson, The Mystery of the Treasure Map, Raintree Steck-Vaughn (Austin, TX), 1997.

Larry Dane Brimner, Dinosaur's Dance, Children's Press (New York, NY), 1998.

Donna Caffey, Yikes—Lice!, Albert Whitman (Morton Grove, IL), 1998.

Lynea Bowdish, The Carousel Ride, Children's Press (New York, NY), 1998.

Joan Holub, I Have A Weird Brother Who Digested a Fly, Albert Whitman (Morton Grove, IL), 1999.

Suzanne Lieurance, Shoelaces, Children's Press (New York, NY), 2000.

Yolanda Browne, A Family Christmas: Advent Calendar and Storybook, Reader's Digest Children's (Pleasantville, NY), 2000.

Shaheen Bilgrami, Jungle Art Show, Sterling Pub. (New York, NY), 2002.

Gloria McQueen Stockstill, The Basket in the River, Concordia Pub. House (St. Louis, MO), 2002.

Alice K. Flanagan, Halloween, Compass Point Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2002.

Dana Meachen Rau, Rubber Duck, Compass Point Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2002.

Shaheen Bilgrami, Farmyard Painting Party, Sterling Pub. Co. (New York, NY), 2002.

Gloria McQueen Stockstill, The Blind Man by the Road, Concordia Pub. House (St. Louis, MO), 2003.

Bill Balcziak, reteller, Paul Bunyan, Compass Point Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2003.

Larry Dane Brimner, Molly Pitcher, Compass Point Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2003.

Alice K. Flanagan, Cinco de Mayo, Compass Point Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2003.

Work in Progress

Illustrating the books Dinosaur Jokes, Holiday Jokes, Knock-Knock Jokes, Riddles, Sports Jokes, Tongue Twisters, Gross Jokes, Doctor Jokes, Historic Jokes, Animal Jokes, and Food Jokes, all compiled by Pam Rosenberg, for Child's World.

Sidelights

Patrick Girouard is the illustrator of numerous children's books, among them Halloween by Alice K. Flanagan, More or Less a Mess! by Sheila Keenan, and Yikes—Lice! by Donna Caffey. Girouard's illustrations for Halloween were described by School Library Journal reviewer Betsy Barnett as eye catching and effective in enhancing the nonfiction text through the artist's use of "bold colors and black outlines." Carolyn Phelan, writing in Booklist, stated that, "with clean lines and clear colors, the illustrations add to the fun" of More or Less a Mess!, as a young girl attempts to clean up her bedroom by piling all the clutter on top of her bed under the bedspread. Although Yikes—Lice! was described by Phelan as "a book library patrons hope they will never need," the critic added that Girouard puts a whimsical spin on a still-commonplace childhood trauma by portraying head lice as "dressed animals having cookouts (and plenty of little cooties) in a person's hair."

Biographical and Critical Sources

PERIODICALS

Booklist, May 1, 1997, Carolyn Phelan, review of More or Less a Mess, p. 1503; April 15, 1998, Carolyn Phelan, review of Yikes—Lice!, p. 1447.

Publishers Weekly, December 16, 2002, review of You're Invited, p. 70.

School Library Journal, January, 2002, Betsy Barnett, review of Halloween, p. 117; March, 2002, Janie Schomberg, review of Rubber Duck, p. 2000; September, 2003, Nancy A. Gifford, review of Paul Bunyan, p. 194.

ONLINE

Patrick Girouard Web site, http://www.pgirouard.com/ (October 21, 2004).*

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