Nancy Patz has written and illustrated numerous popular picture books, including PUMPERNICKEL TICKLE AND MEAN GREEN CHEESE, MOSES SUPPOSES HIS TOESES ARE ROSES, GINA FARINA AND THE PRINCE OF MINTZ and BABIES CAN’T EAT KIMCHEE!
WHO WAS THE WOMAN WHO WORE THE HAT? won the Sydney Taylor Award of The Association of Jewish Libraries and the Selectors’ Choice Award of the Children’s Book Council and The Council for the Social Studies, among other national awards.
18 STONES, with portraits by Nancy Patz and prose poems by Susan L. Roth, was first exhibited in the 2010 Jewish Museum of Maryland exhibit, Nancy Patz: Her Inward Eye.
Born in Baltimore, Patz attended public schools (Arlington, Garrison, and Forest Park) and Goucher College, graduating from Stanford University. Her illustrations, paintings, drawings and prints have been regularly exhibited in Baltimore museums and galleries, and she lectures widely in schools and teachers’ groups on the art of the picture book.
Nancy Patz is the mother of two daughters and the grandmother of 4 granddaughters and a grandson.
Artifacts Drawings and Essay,
PRISM: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators, 2014
18 Stones (with Susan L. Roth), 2011
Babies Can’t Eat Kimchee! (with Susan L. Roth), 2007
Who Was the Woman Who Wore the Hat?, 2003
The Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays (by Malka Drucker; illustrated by Nancy Patz), 1994
To Annabella Pelican from Thomas Hippopotamus, 1991
No Thumpin’, No Bumpin’, No Rumpus Tonight!, 1990
Sarah Bear and Sweet Sidney, 1989
Gina Farina and the Prince of Mintz, 1986
Moses Supposes His Toeses Are Roses and 7 Other Silly Old Rhymes, 1983
Nobody Knows I Have Delicate Toes, 1980
Pumpernickel Tickle and Mean Green Cheese, 1978, 2000
The Elephant With a Knot in His Trunk (With Dr. Stuart Sheer), 2017