Hen&ink Coop: Nelly Buchet

About Nelly Buchet

Nelly Buchet writes stories, songs, and scripts. Her debut picture book, Cat Dog Dog: The Story of a Blended Family (Random House Kids, 2020, with art by Andrea Zuill) is a 2021 ALA Notable Book and a Junior Library Guild, Indie Next 2020 List, Amazon’s “Best of 2020 for ages 3-5,” Chicago Public Library “Best Fiction for Younger Readers of 2020” and Iowa Public Radio “Best New Books for Children and Teens” selection. Kirkus Reviews gives it a star and Shelf Awareness calls it a “picture book magnum opus.” She is also the author of the upcoming four-boardbook Can’t Do series (Bonnier UK, 2021, with art by Pau Morgan) and How to Train Your Pet Brain (Beaming Books, 2022).

Born in Paris, Nelly has lived in Montreal, New York City, and Los Angeles. She holds a degree in philosophy from McGill University, where she created a nonprofit project that brings picture books to refugee children in orphanages and libraries. For her work she was awarded a Dalai Lama Fellowship and Quebec’s most generous grant recognizing youth entrepreneurship and social justice. Nelly has taught nonviolent conflict resolution in schools and spoken at the Bologna International Book Fair. She recently moved to Berlin, where she spends her free time watching other people’s dogs play.

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Homepage: www.nellybuchet.com/

Titles by Nelly Buchet

CAT DOG DOG: The Story of a Blended Family

Schwartz & Wade


Can't Do It!

Studio Press/ Bonnier Books UK


Can't Sleep!

Studio Press, Bonnier Books UK