More About the Author
Paulette graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City in 1983, (first spending a couple of years at the University Of Miami in Florida, honing her water skiing skills.) and then became a freelance illustrator. Actually, first she became a waitress at Blazing Salads, THEN she became a freelance illustrator.
Paulette has been an illustrator for twenty-five years and has illustrated for many publications including: The New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, Business Week, Scholastic Magazines, Publisher's Weekly, United Features Syndicate, Newsday, as well as many others. She also taught illustration concepts at Parsons School of Design, her alma mater.
After the birth of her first child, Paulette decided it was time for a career shift. With the encouragement of her mother and her husband, Charlie, she decided to try her hand at children's books. After taking classes, going to children's book conferences, another daughter, and basically driving everyone crazy, she finally got her first book!
Spike was published by G. P Putnam's Sons. Spike is about a loveable dog, who is tired of being a dog! Paulette then went on to have a third child, and write and illustrate several more books for Putnam.
Spike In The City was honored with the Children's Book Council Children's Choice Award 2001, and was chosen by the Society Of Illustrators, to be in their Children's Book, Original Art Show, 2000. Spike In The Kennel was a 2002 IRA-CBC Children's Choice. In 2003 Spike gets blamed for things he didn't do in Spike In Trouble! As a child Paulette often got blamed for things she did not do!
Goodnight Lulu, a children's book of the month selection, published by Bloomsbury Children's Books came out in 2003. In Goodnight Lulu it's time for bed and Lulu, the little chicken is worried. With lots of questions and humor, Momma convinces Lulu that there's nothing to be afraid of! In 2004, Momma's Magical Purse was published. Momma Cat shows that all mothers really do have everything in their purse, including a rescue kit!
In 2005 Paulette teamed up with author Aaron Reynolds and illustrated Chicks and Salsa, a Book Sense Children's Pick. Chicks and Salsa is a hilarious picture book about one rooster's quest for culinary delight! Before you know it, the chickens, pigs, and the ducks, under the rooster's guidance, are planning a Fiesta. Chicks and Salsa is featured on the PBS Children's Show, Between the Lions!
Chicks and Salsa was such a success that Aaron wrote another story involving the crafty rooster, Buffalo Wings, (October 2007). In Buffalo Wings, Paulette portrays the rooster's quest for the perfect game time snack with colorful, hilarious illustrations, lots of action, and of course "the mouse". (You Chicks and Salsa fans know who I mean!)
Paulette's newest book for Bloomsbury is Lulu the Big Little Chick. Lulu, of Goodnight Lulu fame, decides she is a big chick regardless of what anyone else on the farm thinks. She heads off on her own towards "far, far away", and soon discovers being "big" is not all it is cracked up to be. Lulu The Big Little Chick was published on June 23, 2009. Lulu The Big Little Chick won the Children's Choice Book Award in the Kindergarten to Second grade category in 2010!!!
Paulette Bogan lives in New York City where she can be seen walking around the village with her magical purse. She lives with her husband, their three daughters, and their Portuguese water dog, Spikey. Paulette is known for her lively presentations in schools and bookstores that thoroughly engage children AND she can draw the fastest chicken in New York City! It's also been said Paulette draws the fastest pig in all of Brooklyn.