Stop Snoring, Bernard!

Zachariah OHora; illustrations by Zachariah OHora

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Bernard loves curling up to go to sleep. But there is one little problem. Bernard snores…LOUDLY! So loudly that he keeps all of the otters awake during naptime. So loudly that Grumpy Giles tells Bernard to move his snoring somewhere else!Sad and lonely, Bernard tries sleeping in new places far away from the other otters: in a lake, in puddles, in a fountain. But no matter where he tries to nap, somebody complains. He just wants to hear two words: "Goodnight, Bernard!"



  • Stop Snoring, Bernard! by Zachariah OHora

    Bernard, the sea otter, loves his life in the zoo. But all the other zoo animals have a big problem with his snoring!



Praise for Stop Snoring, Bernard!

"The endearing tale—told in simple images whose heavy black outlines and graphic shadows are sometimes reminiscent of century-old Arts and Crafts woodcuts—follows Bernard's travails with humor but also a good dose of empathy.” --Time Out New York Kids
“Jaunty compositions, with animal characters busting out of the frames, makes for audacious humor, and hand-painted lettering signifying Bernard’s snoring and the animals’ admonitions adds visual zing. Young children will fall for Bernard’s over-the-top noisemaking and relish joining in with the quickly familiar phrase, ‘Stop snoring, Bernard!’” --Booklist

“Gentle text and a low-key story line allow debut talent OHora to put lots of energy into his spreads…A promising debut.”--Publishers Weekly

“An artist to watch.”--Kirkus Reviews

"Here's a debut that's sure to make a splash…This is a crowd-pleaser sure to send youngsters clamoring for more from snoring Bernard.”--Shelf Awareness

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  • Zachariah OHora; illustrations by Zachariah OHora

  • Zachariah OHora's illustrations have appeared in numerous publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Flavorpill, and The Big Book of Fashion Illustration. He lives in Narberth, Pennsylvania with his wife and two sons. This is his first book for children. www.zohora.com
  • Zachariah OHora


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Stop Snoring, Bernard!

Zachariah OHora; illustrations by Zachariah OHora