Featured books by Eric Rohmann

Eric Rohmann's luminous style of painting was first seen in his wordless fantasy, Time Flies. It is just as evident in books he creates using other techniques. Regardless of the medium, this artist/author creates books for a range of readers that are fantastic and engaging.

A Kitten Tale

A Kitten Tale

By: Eric Rohmann
Age Level: 0-3
Reading Level: Pre-Reader
Genre: Fiction

Of four kittens, only one is really excited about the possibility of snow but inspires the others to enjoy it when it finally comes. Bold line and simple form combine with straightforward text to create a captivating kittens’ world.

Cinder-Eyed Cat

Cinder-Eyed Cat

By: Eric Rohmann
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

A boy journeys to an island filled with big cats where he begins a nighttime adventure until it is time for the cats to sleep and the boy to return home.

Clara and Asha

Clara and Asha

By: Eric Rohmann
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Soon after sleep eludes Clara, a fish named Asha floats through the window to share friendship and adventure in this gentle fantasy.

My Friend Rabbit

My Friend Rabbit

By: Eric Rohmann
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Pre-Reader
Genre: Fiction

Rabbit always thinks of things to do even though they often lead to trouble. When Mouse's toy airplane gets stuck in a tree, Rabbit's animal ladder is sure to release it — with very funny results in this 2003 Caldecott Medal-winning book.

Pumpkinhead

Pumpkinhead

By: Eric Rohmann
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Otho was born with a pumpkin for a head, and so when he 'heads' out for adventure, it is only that which goes. This offbeat adventure is fast-paced, quirky, and very funny.

Time Flies

Time Flies

By: Eric Rohmann
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy

When a bird flies into an exhibit of dinosaurs, the museum walls and the bones begin to change to prehistoric times. The amazing fantasy comes full circle to a satisfying conclusion.

Books illustrated by Eric Rohmann

Giant Squid

Giant Squid

By: Candace Fleming
Illustrated by: Eric Rohmann
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

Dramatic illustrations and an equally dramatic narration combine to present the giant squid. Just as quickly as the squid emerges from its dark world to feed, it is gone. The stunning images and rich language move this intriguing book quickly, swimmingly along.

Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera

Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera

By: Candace Fleming
Illustrated by: Eric Rohmann
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

Apis Mellifera, the worker honeybee, does a lot during its short life. Poetic language and highly detailed illustrations provide an up-close look at the bee, its hive, and expansive travels, cleverly seen in a double gatefold. Backmatter and further reading conclude this stunning book.

Last Song: A Poem

Last Song: A Poem

By: James Guthrie
Illustrated by: Eric Rohmann
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction, Poetry

Young squirrels play all day then say a "fond goodnight" as they curl up in their cozy nest in a tree, bringing to life a brief rhyming poem by Scottish poet James Guthrie (1874-1952). Illustrations are richly colored and lively, creating a cozy tale.

Oh, No!

Oh, No!

By: Candace Fleming
Illustrated by: Eric Rohmann
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction

Ribbit-oops! Frog falls into a deep hole, followed by other animals who try to help. Oh, no! Stalked by a hungry tiger, saved by a gentle elephant the drama of the story is enhanced by richly hued illustrations and lots of playful patterns of sounds and language sure to be repeated.

Once Upon a Camel

By: Kathi Appelt
Illustrated by: Eric Rohmann
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Historical Fiction

Zada, an old camel now living in the Texas desert, entertains two baby birds with stories of her old life in the Middle East. Inspired by real historical events (camels in Texas), this fascinating tale unwinds in rich language and realistic but expressive sketches throughout.

Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen

Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen

By: Candace Fleming
Illustrated by: Eric Rohmann
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction

How, Etzel, a German shepherd trained to be a fierce police dog came to be the much-loved and talented silent movie star is dramatically presented in this fictionalized account. Black and white illustrations create a sense of the time in which Strongheart lived and worked. Based on actual people and events, Strongheart’s story is sure to appeal to a new generation.

Proceeds from the sale of books purchased at Amazon.com help support the Reading Rockets project. Thank you!

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." — Groucho Marx