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With wife, Jan, he is the co-creator of the popular Beranstain Bears series of children's books.

The first Berenstain Bears book, "The Great Honey Hunt," was published in 1962. The couple was discovered by and edited by children's author Dr. Seuss, who started Random House's Beginner Books series.

Co-created the popular children's books series 'The Berenstain Bears.'

Met his wife Jan at Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art in 1941. The two began drawing together and submitting cartoons to magazines. They became contributors to The Saturday Evening Post, McCalls and Collier's.

With his wife Jan churned out more than 250 books showing how the warm and fuzzy Berenstain Bears - Mama, Papa, brother and sister were, as well as how the bears confronted and learned from life's crises.

He spent World War II working as an artist in the Army doing detailed drawings of new plastic surgery procedures for facial wounds.