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Title:
The goofy, goony guy
Author:
Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
89 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary:
The new cub in Sister Bear's second grade class looks and acts so strange that Sister avoids him when he tries to make friends.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
190 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 1.0 51924.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 2.2 3 Quiz: 25966 Guided reading level: L.
ISBN:
9780375812705

9780375912702
Format :
Book

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Summary

There's a new cub in Sister's class. He's a goofy, goony-looking guy. His ears stick out. His teeth stick out. His fur sticks out. Everything sticks out. He's the goofiest, gooniest-looking guy you ever saw. Even his name is goofy and goony: Herbert Harold Armfoot the Third. And guess what? He likes Sister . . . a lot. When the other cubs start teasing Sister about her new boyfriend, she gets mad. How mad? If Herbert Harold Armfoot the Third doesn't watch out, he's going to be Herbert Harold Armfoot the Last!


Author Notes

Stan Berenstain was born in 1923 in Philadelphia, the same year and place as his future wife, Jan. They met as students at the Philadelphia College of Art. World War II delayed their career plans: Stan joined the army as a medical assistant while Jan supported the war effort by working in an airplane factory. They married in 1946 and together began drawing cartoons for the McCall's/Good Housekeeping It's All in the Family series. They worked on this feature from 1956 through 1990.

The Big Honey Hunt, published in 1962, was their first book for children. This book about a family of bears, written for Dr. Seuss's Beginner Books series, was so popular that Dr. Seuss himself, Theodore Geisel, encouraged them to write more stories. Geisel's advice launched the Berenstains on life-career writing and illustrating the very successful Berenstain Bears books.

The Berenstain Bears' New Baby, published in 1974, was the beginning of the First Time Books series. The Children's Choice Award was given to The Berenstain Bears' New Neighbors in 1995. The Berenstains were also honored for their work in children's literature when they received the Ludington Award in 1989. There have been television shows based on the Berenstain Bears books, as well as CD-ROMs and videos.

Stan Berenstain passed away on November 26th, 2005, after a lengthy battle with lymphoma. He was 82.

(Bowker Author Biography)