The colorful and witty illustrations of Israeli illustrator Hanoch Piven have appeared throughout the last 20 years on both sides of the Atlantic: in most major American magazines and newspapers such as Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone and in many European publications from The London Times to the Swiss Die WeltWoche.
Piven’s award winning book “What Presidents Are Made of” was elected by Time Magazine as one of the 10 Best Children’s Books of 2004.
Several illustrations from that book are in the permanent collection of the Prints and Photographs Division of The Library of Congress in Washington DC.
Piven has published 6 other children’s books in the USA, the latest being “My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil” (Schwartz and Wade, Random House – 2010) and “Let’s Make Faces” (Atheneum – Simon and Schuster - 2013)
In Israel, Piven has gained great visibility due to his long time collaboration with the daily Haaretz and through his TV show on the pre-K channel HOP TV and on the Education Channel.
His method has been implemented educators in Israel as a means to help develop creativity amongst children.