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Zachariah OHora

Zachariah OHora is the illustrator of the New York Times best seller Wolfie the Bunny. His debut as an author, Stop Snoring Bernard! won the 2011 Society of Illustrators Founders Award and was the 2012 State of PA Dept of Ed One book. His follow up, Not Fits Nilson! was named the Huffington Post Best Children's Book of 2013, a Kirkus Best Picture Book of 2013, a New York Public Library Book for Reading and Sharing and was given the PALA Carolyn W. Field Award. His book My Cousin Momo! was named by the Boston Globe a Best Picture Book of 2015 and was a Junior Library Guild Selection. His book The Not So Quiet Library hit shelves July 2016, and Niblet and Ralph followed in June 2018. He lives and works in Narberth, PA with his wife, two sons and two cats.

Lively, detailed, endearing, and bold, the images and text create an unforgettable reading experience for book digesters everywhere!
— Kirkus Reviews
OHora’s rough, woodcutlike acrylic paintings are a delight, and there are quirky details to be savored everywhere. Nilson’s and Amelia’s struggle to behave will leave a lasting impression.
— Publishers Weekly
A Visual feast as well as a treat to the ear, this is a book that’s going to find an audience no matter where it goes
— School Library Journal
OHora could paint stones in the street and make them funny!
— Publishers Weekly

Talks and Topics

  • Interactive Author Reading for students (all titles)

  • Author Presentation to Adult Educators

The text is seamlessly integrated with the illustrations and uses various fonts to good effect. OHora’s acrylic paintings are the heart of this tale. They clearly show everyone’s feelings from fear to sadness to joy to anger to love and everything in between, and there are brilliant bits of humor and whimsy added to the mix. VERDICT: A great book for one-on-one sharing that’s also sure to be a storytime hit.
— School Library Journal


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