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Number of Pages: 48
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 7.88 X 6.38 X 0.15 (inches)
Series: I Can Read!
Why is Bernard the Bear baffled?
Well, for one thing, he has lost his whistle and he can't figure out where it is.
For another thing, he has just met Jack Jonesone of the HighRise Private Eyes and a very fine detective in his own rightand Jack won't stop talking about . . . pretzels!
Luckily for the baffled bear (and for kids who are ready to read on their own), Jack takes the mystery (and the bear) back to the highrise to meet Bunny Brown.
Bunny is the brains of the operation, and she quickly determines that it's high time for the HighRise Private Eyes to open case file #7: The Case of the Baffled Bear.
Cynthia Rylant's gift for conveying the enchantment and beauty to be found in everyday life is seen in such award-winning books as Missing May, winner of the Newbery Medal; A Fine White Dust, a Newbery Honor Book; and The Relatives Came and When I Was Young in the Mountains, both Caldecott Honor Books.
Books she's written and illustrated include the much-beloved Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven.
Cynthia Rylant grew up in West Virginia. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest.
G. Brian Karas has written and illustrated several award-winning children's books, including On Earth and Home on the Bayou: A Cowboy's Story, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book. The picture books he has illustrated include Are You Going to Be Good?, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book written by Cari Best. Mr. Karas lives in Rhinebeck, New York.