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
About the Author
Zachariah OHora's illustrations have appeared in numerous publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle
, and The Big Book of Fashion Illustration
. He is the author and illustrator of the children's book Stop Snoring, Bernard!
He lives in Narberth, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two sons.