Children’s Author/Illustrator, Bruce Arant
Coming to Fairbury Public Schools
Monday, October 15, 2018
Author and illustrator Bruce Arant—a father of three—writes from years of personal experience of “tucking-in” at bedtime, when he has fielded all possible childhood excuses to stay awake just a little bit longer. Prior to becoming a full-time writer and illustrator, Arant enjoyed a career of nearly 20 years in the magazine and custom publishing industry, where he held a variety of editorial and creative positions. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.
He wrote and illustrated Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go To Sleep (2013 Peter Pauper Press) as well as that book’s sequel, Simpson’s Sheep Just Want to Sleep (2017). His first Simpson’s Sheep book was a 2015-16 Nebraska Golden Sower nominee. The book also won two 2014 Nebraska Book Awards, and in 2016 it was appointed to the Nebraska 150 Book List.