Books by Bob Kolar

NOTHING LIKE A PUFFIN by Sue Soltis
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"What makes two things alike and what makes them different—what, indeed, confers individuality and the quality of being uniquely amazing—is exuberantly celebrated in a puffin-affectionate package. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Several essential facts about puffins emerge from this engaging, cheerful and astonishingly simple taxonomic exercise, filled with humor and a dynamic conversational style both visual and textual. Read full book review >
H IS FOR HALLOWEEN by Alethea Kontis
ABC BOOKS
Released: July 1, 2010

Those wacky theatrical letters are back, this time for a mixed-up Halloween pageant (AlphaOops: The Day Z Went First, 2006). Read full book review >
THE LITTLE DUMP TRUCK by Margery Cuyler
Released: Sept. 29, 2009

The titular little dump truck cheerily gives the youngest listeners the lowdown on its duties. Read full book review >

BIG KICKS by Bob Kolar
by Bob Kolar, illustrated by Bob Kolar
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

Biggie Bear knows a lot about jazz and stamp collecting, but nothing about soccer. Read full book review >

ALPHAOOPS! by Alethea Kontis
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

A hysterical take on what might happen if the letters of the alphabet mixed things up a bit. Read full book review >

RACER DOGS by Bob Kolar
by Bob Kolar, illustrated by Bob Kolar
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

Kolar (A Cat and a Dog, not reviewed, etc.) illustrates his busy scenes of canines cruising in cars in a cool palette of blues, grays, and citrus shades, with cartoon-style characters in a retro style and flat perspective similar to that of J.otto Seibold's Mr. Lunch books. Read full book review >

Released: May 1, 1999

Where Dave Ross's and Laura Rader's A Book of Friends (p. 537) faltered, Kolar's big, gregarious book succeeds; it's the ideal size for covering the giant topic of friendship. Read full book review >

STOMP, STOMP! by Bob Kolar
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

In about three dozen words, Kolar chronicles the noisy progress of a small green dinosaur who is stomping his (or her) way through the neighborhood. Read full book review >