About Me

Tomek Bogacki obtained a fine arts degree from the Academy of Art in Warsaw, Poland. While active as a painter, he became involved in a variety of other artistic pursuits. His growing interest in graphic design resulted in numerous posters, book jackets, and record album covers. Through his work with Polish television, Tomek gained recognition for his animated film projects, having produced over fifty. He has also designed stage sets for theater and television in Warsaw and London, participated in developing an educational illustration program for elementary schools in Poland, and had his work shown in a multitude of prestigious illustration exhibitions. His interest in children's book illustration goes back to 1973, when his first book was commissioned by KAW Publishers in Warsaw. His distinctive style has won him international acclaim, and his books continue to be published throughout Europe and in China and Japan. Tomek now lives in New York City.

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"Bogacki's simple, playful pictures are wonderfully expressive, conveying the distinct personality of each child and conveying Daffodil's dilemma in child-friendly, waxy oil color crayons that practically glow." — School Library Journal

Bogacki’s illustrations, with their soft colors and blurry lines, convey gentle feelings even amidst the discord.