Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Stop Snoring, Bernard!

Stop Snoring, Bernard!

Zachariah OHora; illustrations by Zachariah OHora

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


ePub, Fixed Layout


Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Holt Books for Young Readers


ISBN: 9781466810761

32 Pages, Ages 4-7
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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!"


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

In the Press

Read the Kirkus Review of STOP SNORING, BERNARD! . Bernard has a problem: His persistent snoring keeps the other otters awake. - Kirkus Reviews

About the author

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. Stop Snoring, Bernard! is his first book for children.

Zachariah OHora

From the Publisher

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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