Bernard on His Own

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 1, 1996 - Animals - 32 pages
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A spunky little bear cub discovers the fun -- and the perils -- of doing things on his own, even though his parents aren't sure he's ready to go off by himself. "Hoff's simple tale and unembellished cartoonlike illustrations are true to his style. Consider this book for beginning readers." -- Booklist

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Bernard tries to do things on his own, but he has to be rescued by his parents, so they tell him not to do anything on his own until he can stand up on his two hind legs and growl. Bernard can't do ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Sydney Hoff, a well-known cartoonist, author, and illustrator of books for children and young adults, was born in 1912 in New York City. His young adult novel, Irving and Me, was named one of the 10 best books for children by the New York Times. Hoff first became interested in drawing as a child. Although he dropped out of public school, he later attended the National Academy of Design in New York City, where he studied to become a serious painter. However, at the age of 18 he sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker; this launched his career as a cartoonist. Hoff has also drawn cartoon advertisements for CBS and written short mysteries for popular mystery magazines. One of his earliest and most enduringly popular works is Danny and the Dinosaur, published in 1958. He wrote this book to entertain one of his daughters who was sick. Hoff's audience is, for the most part, the young child who likes clear illustrations, friendly animals, and a limited text. Hoff also makes frequent visits to schools to meet with children. Having been himself inspired as a child by a visiting cartoonist, he looks to inspire children with his visits.

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