Berenstain Bears and the Gift of Courage

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The Berenstain Bears and the Gift of Courage

Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010)

***Special thanks to Krista Ocier of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962. Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents work together to write about and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too. Mike is married to Andrea, and they have three children. They live in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks a lot like Bear Country.

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Product Details:

List Price: $3.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310712564
ISBN-13: 978-0310712565


My Thoughts:

I loved this one!! My kids have been talking about it and acting it out. They loved it too! Too Tall is a bully, and one day he teases Sister Bear. She is embarrassed and angry. That night she and Brother Bear ask Papa to read David and Goliath as their bedtime story. After the story, Papa reminds them that God is watching over them just like He did David. The next day, Sister and Brother have a chance to be brave like David and stand up to Too Tall. There were discussion questions at the end of the story, that my children enjoyed talking about as well.

On the back cover it says "Living Lights Berenstain Bears books help children learn how God wants them to live every day." This book has some great conversation starters for young ones, from bullying to being bullied, and showing courage to relying on God. We will be reading this one, and probably even sharing it with our Sunday School class!!

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