Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sallie Wolf  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children; Children;

Born: 1950 in Charlottsville, Virginia

-- Website --
-- Sallie Wolf on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Sallie Wolf moved to the Chicago area after college. She has lived in Oak Park since 1978.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sallie is a full-time artist and writer. She received a BA from Brown University in Anthropology and Archaeology and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Peter's Trucks
ISBN: 0807565199

Albert Whitman & Co. 1992

A child's fascination with trucks turns into a cumulative tale about all the things, from milk to cows, that can be hauled by the truckers on the road.

Truck Stuck
ISBN: 1580891195

Charlesbridge. 2008

Move that truck!

When a truck gets stuck under a bridge, it causes a terrible traffic jam that soon turns into a block party. When attempts to remove the truck fail, two kids, some balloons, and a dog save the day.

Sparse text, energetic rhyme, and clever illustrations bring depth to this simple tale.

The Robin Makes a Laughing Sound: A Birder's Observations
ISBN: 158089318X

Charlesbridge. 2010

Experienced birder Sallie Wolfe provides a peek into her creative process, sharing notes, verses, sketches, and paintings from her own notebooks. A beautiful blend of factual information and creative inspiration offers birders and artists alike a giftable collection of poetry, a compact guide, and an invitation to journal. At first glance, The Robin Makes a Laughing Sound centers on bird identification and behavior. But look more carefully: journaling helps us observe, think evaluate record, and create.

Sallie's words capture the light of early spring when robins return to newly budding trees, list the species that come and go, note how West Nile virus affects her backyard population, and even find a rhyme for suet—there's nothing to it.


Truck Stuck

  • 2014 ILLINOIS READS Book
  • Peter's Trucks

  • 2016 ILLINOIS READS Book

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    contact Sallie Wolf at Calypso Moon Studio 331 B Harrison Street Oak Park, Illinois 60304 708-848-1385 Email Sallie has taught art and writing workshops for all ages. She especially likes being able to share her working process.