Bob Kolar is the author-illustrator of many books, including Do You Want to Play? (Puffin) and Racer Dogs (Dutton). He illustrated AlphaOops!, written by Alethea Kontis (Candlewick), a National Council of Teachers of English Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
Kolar writes: My job is to make fun stuff for kids. I start out with stories and they usually turn into books, sometimes toys, occasionally a TV show. I grew up in a little town outside of Cleveland called Grafton, Ohio. I studied at Columbus College of Art & Design and Syracuse University. I came to Missouri to work at Hallmark Cards. I had a great time and a wonderful career at Hallmark, but the time came for me to have another adventure. So, here I am.”
Learn more at BobKolarBooks.com.
Books by Bob Kolar
Slickety Quick: Poems about Sharks by Skila Brown (Candlewick)
The Boy & the Book: [a wordless story] by David Michael Slater (Charlesbridge)
The Little School Bus by Margery Cuyler (Henry Holt and Co.)
The Little Dump Truck by Margery Cuyler (Henry Holt and Co.)
Stomp, Stomp! (North-South Books)
Nothing Like a Puffin by Sue Soltis (Candlewick)
AlphaOops! The Day Z Went First by Alethea Kontis (Candlewick)
Big Kicks (Candlewick)
A Cat and a Dog by Claire Masurel (North-South Books)