Bob Barner has been drawing since he was three years old. He graduated from the Columbia College at Art and Design. After school he moved to Boston and was an art director at several advertising agencies and design studios. He also has the distinction of having been hired to help comic strip creator Al Capp draw L’il Abner, and he studied with Milton Glaser at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Since the publication of his first book, The Elephant’s Visit, Bob has written and illustrated over twenty-five picture books for children, some of which have been translated into Korean, Spanish, and French. Other books of Bob’s have been set to music and made into short films. Bob has won many awards, including the Parents’ Choice Award and the Teachers’ Choice Award. His work has been chosen several times for the Society of Illustrators Original Art Exhibition in New York. In 2004 he was honored as a San Francisco Library Laureate. When he is not writing or drawing, Bob enjoys speaking to young readers at schools and libraries around the world.
Bob is now at work on Sharks Have Six Senses, a Let’s Read and Find Out book from HarperCollins.