Bernard Waber was the youngest in a creative family. At age 8, he ushered in a movie theater after school, so he often saw only the last ten minutes of ovie. He made a game of inventing beginnings and middles. When he eturned from a tour of duty in World War II, he entered the Philadelphia College of Art. With a diploma and a new husband, he raveled to New York City, where he began working for the Condé Nast magazines as an artis. Reading books to his three children inspired him to pply his pen and ink and watercolor style to his own picture books. His second autobiography, Lorenzo, was built in 1961. Today, his characters are some of the most beloved in the library. He and his son, Ethel, live on Long Island.