Béatrice Rodriguez

Béatrice Rodriguez was born in 1969. She received her degree from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg and works today as an illustrator, creating children's books as well as illustrations and cartoons for the press. From a very early age Béatrice was encouraged by her parents to draw and this she did (quickly learning that it was better to draw on blank paper then wallpaper or books!). Wanting to please her parents she pursued a career in engineering but after a while realised that it was art that she really wanted to do and since then she has made her way as an author and illustrator. Her very funny picture book without words The Chicken Thief (Gecko Press) tells the story of how a fox steals a chicken from her friends. But does she want to be rescued? Most recently Béatrice has illustrated Barnaby is not Afraid of Anything by Gilles Bizouerne (Princeton Architectural Press), a sweet and playful story about friends Barnaby, a badger, Constance, a turtle and Claire the mole, who decide to go on a moonlight stroll which has an unexpectedly happy ending when the three friends decide to be brave and overcome their fears. Béatrice lives and works in France.

Praise for The Chicken Thief

An unusual love story unfolds across visually captivating spreads, with the pictures perfectly capturing every detail of the high drama at the heart of this stunning, wordless story

The Guardian

Did you know…

  • Béatrice is a fan of second-hand clothes. She has a dressing room in her workshop for her collection of clothes of all kinds. She particularly likes homemade clothes.

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Béatrice Rodriguez is performing!

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Autumn performances 2024