Meet the Author
Author & Creator of Polar Bear Press
Natasha Peterson is an author that loves to write rhyming stories and poems for young children. Grady the Grasshopper Graduates is Natasha’s fifth self-published children’s book. All of her self-published books are created with the same outstanding team of illustrators; Manoj Pradhan, Ankur Majumder and Ruhi Soni from Studio Patachitra. Natasha publishes her book with her own logo, Polar Bear Press. Her four previous books include, Gayle the Goose Goes Global, Nutty Neighbours, Harold the Homeless Hermit, and Polar Bear Pete’s Perfect Performance. The first three listed above are all Canada Book Award winners.
In addition to her self-published books, Natasha has eleven different poems published in various anthologies by a variety of publishers. These poems include: Someone’s Always Watching which won an Award of Excellence with the Poetry Institute of Canada in their 2015 Open Ages Poetry Contest, and Ladybug which won a Runner-Up Award with the Ontario Poetry Society’s 2015 Ultra Short Poetry Contest.
When Natasha is not writing she works as a skating coach, and at a restaurant; however her favorite job is being mom to her two young children. Natasha dreams of one day turning her stories into short children’s programs that can be shared worldwide.
Project Coordinator with Polar Bear Press Illustrations
CEO of Studio Patachitra
Manoj Pradhan is the CEO of Studio Patachitra and is the key funder in the creation and development of Studio Patachitra. He presides over key management decisions and also loves to be a part of ad hoc responsibilities to be made for the growth of Studio Patachitra.
Prior to forming Studio Patachitra, Manoj was a freelancer and has won many online bids to create graphic art, comics, animation, games and children books for International clients. Manoj has been a part of all the Polar Bear Books. His other interests lie in creating drones and is a certified loT Architect.
Illustrator for Polar Bear Press
Animator with Studio Patachitra
Ankur is a self-taught animator who loved to paint since his childhood and was hugely influenced by 2D animated shows broadcasted on television. Ankur has worked at creating all the characters in the Polar Bear Books. Even though the financial situation of his family did not allow him to get admitted to an animation school, it didn’t stop him from fulfilling his dream anyway.
His dream turned into his realty when he got the opportunity to work for an animation production. Ten years later, he now hopes to create 2D animated movies, because animation for him is not just a source or purpose for entertainment, but on a large scale, a filmmaking medium.
Book Layout for Polar Bear Press
Ruhi is the amazing and very talented woman who designs the layout of the text and images on each page of the Polar Bear Press books. When she's not designing the layout, she enjoys working as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator.