Books by Dan Bernstein

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2019

"A narrowly focused book that reads smoothly, chronicling a newspaper's dedication to doing 'its job: tell readers about shocking crimes in their own backyard.'"
A retired journalist from the Riverside (California) Press-Enterprise recounts his publication's unlikely crusade to open court proceedings to the public; two appeals reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Read full book review >
THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE RACE AGAIN by Dan Bernstein
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

Glass's scenes of disheveled-looking animals in rumpled clothing create an appropriately comic setting for this Aesopian sequel. As Hare is subject to continual dissing from Pete R. Rabbit, lucky Rabbit Foote, Rabbit E. Lee and others for losing a race to a tortoise, and retiring, peace-loving Tortoise is discovering that being voted "Most Admired Reptile" isn't all it's cracked up to be, the two agree to a rematch. Rightly suspecting that even the second time around, Hare won't be able to stay on task, Tortoise concocts a motorized bunny suit, which he dons as soon as he's passed his snoozing opponent and zooms across the finish line. Later, groggily accepting congratulations for a win that he doesn't quite remember, Hare declares himself a racing machine, coming closer to the truth than he supposes. Readers who enjoy such remakes of the original as Margery Cuyler's Road Signs: A Harey Race with a Tortoise (2000), illustrated by Steve Haskamp, or Caroline Repchuk's The Race (2001), illustrated by Alison Jay, will line up for this amusing spin-off. (Picture book. 6-8)Read full book review >