Despite his parents' warnings, Bernard, an inquisitive young bear cub, sets out to explore the world around him, climbing to the top of a tall tree, getting honey from a bee hive, and venturing into a deep, dark cave.
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Syd Hoff is a much-loved and much-read author and illustrator of numerous books for children. Born and raised in New York City, he studied at the National Academy of Design and sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker when he was eighteen. Since then his cartoons have become a regular feature in many magazines and newspapers. Syd Hoff and his wife live in Miami Beach, Florida.From Publishers Weekly:
Hoff ( Danny and the Dinosaur ) sticks to the basics in this agreeable tale of a bear cub named Bernard. Simplicity marks the vaguely angular, line-drawn illustrations, which do not stray far from an unassuming combination of blue sky, green trees and brown bears. The narrative, too, proves uncomplicated: Bernard wants to act like a grown bear, but he still has a thing or two to learn about the wilderness. Bernard's mother and father diligently rescue him when he disturbs a bees' nest or climbs too high in a tree, but one day the bruin bravely ventures off alone. He learns that he can indeed stand on his hind legs and growl like a bigger bear, but he's also glad to return to the security of home at day's end. Hoff's characters include parents who are concerned but not overprotective, and a cub who both treasures and fears independence. This gentle, encouraging book may appear bland in comparison to its more vibrant or quirky peers, but it offers a universal, family-oriented message. Ages 4-8.
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Book Description Clarion Books, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11039565226X
Book Description Clarion Books, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M039565226X