Meet the Author/Illustrator

Arnold Lobel

Portrait of Arnold Lobel

Arnold Lobel wrote and illustrated many, many books during his lifetime. His drawings of cats, mice, pigs, and other animals are favorites of children everywhere.

Arnold Lobel grew up in Schenectady, New York, where he lived with his grandparents. When he graduated from art school, he married Anita Kempler, and they moved to New York. He and his wife had two children, Adam and Adrianne.

When he first started drawing pictures for children's books, Arnold Lobel got many of his ideas from the cartoons his children liked to watch.

  • Arnold Lobel used to tell stories and illustrate them to entertain his classmates when he was a young boy.
  • He said that taking books out of the library was one of the things he loved to do most when he was a child.

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Other Books Written and Illustrated by Arnold Lobel

  • The Book of Pigericks
  • Days with Frog and Toad
  • Frog and Toad All Year
  • Frog and Toad Together
  • Mouse Soup
  • Mouse Tales
  • Owl at Home
  • Ming Lo Moves the Mountain
  • Uncle Elephant