Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Patrick Girouard  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri


Illinois Connection

Patrick lived in Chicago and currently resides in Munster, Indiana.

Biographical and Professional Information

You know that kid who was constantly getting yelled at by teachers to stop drawing pictures and pay attention? The one whose book covers and paper margins were covered with artwork? The kid who handed in test papers that were half completed but thoroughly illustrated? That was Patrick Girouard.Now he's a freelance illustrator whose clients include Sesame Street Magazine, National Geographic World, Kid City, Spider, Weekly Reader, USA Today, Click, Scholastic, Highlights and Oxford University Press.His work can be found in over 100 children's books as well as museum exhibits, greeting cards, t-shirts, games, toys, puzzles, odd scraps of paper, the margins of newspapers, and his Mom's refrigerator door.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- *Science Books and Films Best Books., ''Yikes - Lice!'' *Society of School Librarians International Honor Book., ''I Have A Weird Brother Who Digested A Fly.''