After studying at Art school, he worked as an art director for about ten years (1981-1992). He then moved on to communication and advertising. In 1990, he did his first illustrations for the press in France and abroad and published his first children’s book in 1994. Since then, he has devoted all his time to illustration and painting. A great fan of children’s literature, he has two sons and a young daughter who never fail to inspire him. Herve Tullet is known for his prodigious versatility, from directing ad campaigns to designing fabric for Hermès. But his real love is working with children, for whom he has published dozens of books, including the NYT bestsellers Un livre (2 million copies sold Worldwide, 32 languages), Couleurs, and On joue. He lives in Harlem, New York City.