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Bruno – Short Stories for Long Nights

Illustrated by Hans de Beer
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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About The Book

Nine nifty bedtime stories in one!

It’s time for Bruno, the little brown bear, to hibernate.It will be many nights before spring comes again, so Mother Bear must find something special to help him sleep. When Mother Bear tells Bruno she’ll tell him stories, he can hardly wait. From an ocean swimming elephant, a flower picking panther, a flying squirrel, a hippo who wants to dance, and more, Mother Bear’s captivating and funny stories do the trick. 

This special book of bedtime stories told in playful rhyming text by Serena Romanelli with enchanting illustrations by Hans de Beer is sure to brighten your nights. 

Praise for Hans de Beer's classic Little Polar Bear:

“An endearing picture book.”— Children’s Literature Reviews 

About The Author

Serena Romanelli was born in Florence, Italy. She studied illustration at the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam, where she met Hans de Beer. Romanelli especially loves drawing for children because fantasy and imagination play such important parts in a child's world-a world she has not forgotten.

About The Illustrator

Hans de Beer was born in Muiden, near Amsterdam, Holland. After briefly studying history, he finished his studies at the Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam. Little Polar Bear, Hans’s art school graduation project, brought him worldwide success and countless awards, and has been translated into thirty languages so far. Today Hans lives and works as a freelance illustrator with his wife, the Italian illustrator Serena Romanelli, in Amsterdam and near Florence, Italy. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (October 11, 2022)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735844773
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

"a clever way to include nine stories in one book."

– Midwest Book Review

"ebullient illustrations...lift the collection and make it ready for the ­bedtime shelves."

– School Library Journal

"The humorous illustrations bring the characters to life."

– Just Imagine

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