has been writing and illustrating fun and educational children’s books for over 25 years.  Described as “one of Boston’s leading illustrators” by the Art Directors Club of Boston, Bob began his career as an Art Therapist in Ohio.  Upon moving to Boston in 1974, he established himself in the fields of advertising and comic book illustration:  first working as art director with Allied Advertising and then assisting Al Capp with the famous L’il Abner and Daisy Mae comics.  Since his first book, THE ELEPHANT’S VISIT, was published by Little Brown in 1976, Barner has worked as a freelance artist and writer.  His award-winning material is created through a variety of mediums; including cut and torn paper, watercolor, pen and ink, and three-dimensional material.  Additionally, Bob enjoys speaking about his creative process at conferences, schools and libraries.  He has also been featured in a live interactive television show by MCET and in an educational slide/tape show produced by Allyn and Bacon.  Barner now resides in San Francisco with his wife Cathy.                                   www.bobbarner.com

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