Orca Book Publishers

Janet Perlman

Janet Perlman lives in Montreal and is a writer and illustrator of funny children’s books and a director of funny animated films. Her work has received international acclaim, including an Oscar® nomination and many festival grand prizes.
Two of her books are based on films she made at the National Film Board of Canada: Cinderella Penguin (The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin) and The Delicious Bug (Dinner For Two). The Emperor Penguin’s New Clothes is one of a trilogy of penguinized retellings of fairy tales. As a child Janet wanted to be a geologist or a stewardess. Her first job consisted of putting scented plastic roses into plastic bags. None of this portended a career in books and film, but as an art school student, she found that what she liked doing most was telling stories and drawing. Janet now works in her home studio, where she creates most of her artwork in the computer.