About Bob


“He spends a lot of time looking out the window,” read one of Robert Forbes’ 7th grade report cards. Even so, he managed to graduate from school and university, including a year at the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy.  After a full-time career in the family business, Forbes Media, and after 25 years in New York City and six in London, Bob and his wife and dog Luna now reside in South Florida.

He is the author of three books of poetry for children, BEASTLY FEASTS! A Mischievous Menagerie in Rhyme, 2007; LET’S HAVE A BITE! A Beastly Banquet in Rhyme, 2010; and, BEAST FRIENDS FOREVER!, Animal Lovers in Rhyme, published in 2013.  All three are from Overlook Press and fully illustrated by master caricaturist Ronald Searle. BEASTLY FEASTS! was translated into French in 2008 as Bestioles un peu folles.

Bob also did the photography for a book by his wife Lydia Raurell about competitive ballroom dancing, A Year of Dancing Dangerously, also from Overlook in 2008.

He enjoys reading his works to students in schools and libraries. He has many writing projects in the works, and still cherishes time spent looking out windows. 

You can also visit him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.