Syd Hoff attended the National Academy of Design in New York City as a fine arts student, but was not encouraged by his instructors due to the humorous quality of his work. Later, as a cartoonist, he was a regular contributor to "The New Yorker" and other magazines. As an author, Hoff is known for his books for beginning readers. His first work, DANNY AND THE DINOSAUR, evolved from a series of drawings he created for his daughter when she was ill.
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After lumbermen cut down his forest, Grizzwold—a large bear of the far North—searches for a new home. Children will find his outrageous adventures ‘utterly acceptable, real, and humorous.’ —H.