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Bob Raczka
My wife Amy and I are the co-creators of three masterpieces: Robert, Carl and Emma. We live in Glen Ellyn, Illinois with our 10 year-old mutt, Rufus, who is also a piece of work.I was born in Chicago, the oldest of four boys, and grew up in the suburb of Des Plaines. As a kid I loved to draw. I... show more



My wife Amy and I are the co-creators of three masterpieces: Robert, Carl and Emma. We live in Glen Ellyn, Illinois with our 10 year-old mutt, Rufus, who is also a piece of work.I was born in Chicago, the oldest of four boys, and grew up in the suburb of Des Plaines. As a kid I loved to draw. I was also into making balsa wood airplanes and model rockets. My favorite sport has always been baseball.Bob Raczka's Art Adventures is my ongoing nonfiction series published by The Millbrook Press. There are currently 14 books in the series. The latest, called Before They Were Famous: How Seven Artists Got Their Start, is a Junior Library Guild selection.I've also written a series of four books about the seasons, published by Albert Whitman: Spring Things, Summer Wonders, Who Loves the Fall? and Snowy Blowy Winter.My current love is writing children's poetry. My poetry titles include:• Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)• Lemonade and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word (Roaring Brook)• Fall Mixed Up (Carolrhoda)• Joy in Mudville (Carolrhoda)• Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole (Carolrhoda)• Presidential Misadventures: Poems that Poke Fun at the Man in Charge (Roaring Brook)For more information, please visit my website at bobraczka.com

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debnance
debnance rated it 11 years ago
Raczka writes and draws fall that is filled with boo-boos. This book has an I Spy kind of fun, looking on every page for the mistakes.“Apples turn orange.Pumpkins turn red.Leaves float up into blue skies overhead.”This might be a fun book for teachers to use with their classes. What’s wrong here?
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 11 years ago
Fun read aloud for the autumn season.
mrsbond
mrsbond rated it 11 years ago
Through loose verse Raczka ushers readers through a most unusual fall. Kids will enjoy finding all of the "errors" throughout the text and illustrations. Look forward to sharing this with students in the fall!
alifeboundbybooks
alifeboundbybooks rated it 12 years ago
For more info and reviews please visit my Book Review Blog here - A Life Bound By BooksLemonade is more than a book; it’s filled with words made from words to create many different poems. It’s unique, interesting and extremely creative giving kids something fun to read. It might be a quick book of p...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 12 years ago
A clever, fun way to get kids interested in poetry and writing their own.
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