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Sydney Hoff, a well-known cartoonist, author, and illustrator of books for children and young adults, was born in 1912 New York City and raised in the Bronx. His young adult novel, Irving and Me, was named one of the 10 best books for children by the New York Times. Hoff first became interested in drawing as a child. Although he dropped out of public school, he later attended the National Academy of Design in New York City, where he studied to become a serious painter. However, at the age of 18 he sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker; this launched his career as a cartoonist. Hoff has also drawn cartoon advertisements for CBS and has written short mysteries for popular mystery magazines. One of his earliest and most enduringly popular works is Danny and the Dinosaur, published in 1958. He wrote this book to entertain one of his daughters who was sick. Hoff's audience is, for the most part, the young child who likes clear illustrations, friendly animals, and a limited text. Hoff died of pneumonia on May 12, 2004 in Miami, Florida. He and his wife, Dora, had two children. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Danny and the Dinosaur 4,533 copies, 48 reviews
Sammy the Seal (I Can Read Level 1) 2,591 copies, 20 reviews
Danny and the Dinosaur Go to Camp 994 copies, 6 reviews
Oliver (I Can Read Level 1) 896 copies, 6 reviews
The Horse in Harry's Room 723 copies, 3 reviews
Julius (An I Can Read Book) 614 copies, 8 reviews
Chester (I Can Read Book 1) 608 copies, 3 reviews
Mrs. Brice's Mice 551 copies, 2 reviews
Grizzwold 548 copies, 2 reviews
Albert the Albatross 414 copies, 2 reviews
Captain Cat 404 copies, 5 reviews
Stanley (I Can Read Book 1) 353 copies, 5 reviews
Walpole 301 copies
The Littlest Leaguer 300 copies, 2 reviews
Barney's Horse 260 copies
Duncan the Dancing Duck 136 copies, 1 review
Santa's Moose 136 copies, 4 reviews
Arturo's Baton 119 copies
Little Chief 98 copies
Where's Prancer? 39 copies, 1 review
Bernard on His Own 33 copies, 1 review
Henrietta, Circus Star 26 copies, 1 review
SOFT SKULL SAM 25 copies
Lengthy 20 copies, 1 review
Irving and Me 17 copies
Feeling No Pain 10 copies
Mrs. Switch 9 copies, 1 review
Patty's pet 6 copies
Palace bug; 6 copies
My Aunt Rosie 5 copies
Mahatma 3 copies
Wanda's Wand 2 copies
Slithers 2 copies
Out of gas! 2 copies
Sælen Ole 1 copy
Morris Goes to School (I Can Read Book 1) (Illustrator) 1,711 copies, 25 reviews
A Book About Christopher Columbus (Illustrator) 226 copies, 2 reviews
Morris and Boris at the Circus (Illustrator) 207 copies, 2 reviews
I Saw You in the Bathtub: And Other Folk Rhymes (Illustrator) 161 copies, 2 reviews
The Boy Who Could Find Anything (Illustrator) 62 copies
The Homework Caper (Illustrator) 61 copies, 1 review
The Rooftop Mystery (Illustrator) 44 copies
Donald and the Fish that Walked (Illustrator) 42 copies, 1 review
Letters from Camp (Illustrator) 23 copies
More Letters from Camp (Illustrator) 20 copies
Still More Letters from Camp (Illustrator) 19 copies
The Girls from Esquire (Contributor) 17 copies
Bigfoot Makes a Movie (Illustrator) 15 copies
I Should Have Stayed in Bed (Illustrator) 13 copies
My dear Bella (Illustrator) 10 copies
Super Fullback for the Super Bowl (Illustrator, some editions) 7 copies
Thunder over the Bronx (Illustrator) 3 copies
Parm me (Illustrator) 2 copies
Travl dag på skafottet (Author, some editions) 1 copy, 1 review

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