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Bob Staake

Biography

Bob Staake

BOB STAAKE is the creator of many books for children, including Bluebird; The Red Lemon, a 2006 New York Times Best Illustrated Book; The Donut Chef, a Children's Choice Book Awards finalist; and Look! A Book! He's also a prolific and highly acclaimed commercial illustrator whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Time, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.

Bob Staake

Books by Bob Staake

Written by Kent Redeker with illustrations by Bob Staake - Children's, Children's 3-6, Picture

When Senor Sasquatch decides to spend the day by the pool, he hopes that he doesn't get splashed. Water can make his fur all squizzilefied, and Senor Sasquatch does not like to be squizzilefied! But when the other swimmers take the plunge, Senor Sasquatch finds that staying dry is not so easy.

by Bob Staake - Children's, Children's 3-7, Fiction, Poetry

Pixie Picklespeare lives on a tiny island where there’s no one to play with...until a friendly whale washes ashore. With Pixie’s help (sort of), Beachy is soon back in the water, where the two play marvelous games. However, Beachy knows he must migrate to be with other whales. As he disappears into the deep, Pixie feels that she’s lost her dear friend forever. But when he returns months later, Pixie learns that at special times of the year, she and Beachy will be together again!

by Sue Stainton and Bob Staake - Picture

The short, upbeat, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations make I LOVE DOGS! perfect for reading aloud to the youngest of dog enthusiasts, but this gem makes a great gift for anyone --- of any age or breed --- who has ever wanted to shout to the world, "I Love Dogs!"

by Bob Staake - Children's, Picture

Most pets are cats and dogs, but what happens when a boy wants a different kind of pet, one that doesn’t meow or bark? Bob Staake’s exuberant tale of a little boy and the pet of his dreams will appeal to anyone whose best friends are . . . books! Books make the perfect pets, the boy decides, and chooses a bright red one. When it goes missing, a lively adventure is in store for readers who love a happy ending. Soon kids everywhere will wish for a pet book of their very own.

by Bob Staake - Children's, Picture

In his most beautiful and moving work to date, Bob Staake explores the universal themes of loneliness, bullying, and the importance of friendship. In this emotional picture book, readers will be captivated as they follow the journey of a bluebird as he develops a friendship with a young boy and ultimately risks his life to save the boy from harm.