22 April 2015

The Berenstain Bears: God Bless Our Country

Reading a Berenstain Bears book is like a vacation in a friendly country town.  Mama and Papa Bear lovingly teach their cubs a life lesson in each story.  In this book, the Berenstain Bears prepare for Bear Country's Fourth of July celebration as the story of our country's founding is retold.  Your four- to nine-year-old will enjoy the energetic illustrations and learn to thank God for the blessings He's given to America as he reads.

Mike Berenstain brings his own perspective to the Berenstain Bears line, as he now writes and illustrates the series begun by his parents, Jan and Stan Berenstain.  Mike Berenstain's writing is different in that he very deliberately directs children to the Bible and advocates an attitude of thankfulness and praise for His mercy and protection over our land.  I think his illustrations are even better than the originals! 

"Woodjie" (8) is very much enamoured of this book.  I had to snatch it from him for a bit to write this review.  He's not sure where he will put the stickers that come with the book yet, but his sister might get one or two.  He helped me read the story and giggled at some of the pictures. 

I'm going to be reading this one several more times myself.  Looking through the book, you're almost in the country with Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister and little Honey Bear, watching the streamers fly in the breeze.

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4 comments:

  1. I haven't thought of the Berenstain bears in decades. how could I have forgotten them? They're delightful.

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    1. Yep, still around but written by the son now. :)

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  2. I'd never heard of the bears...looks like a fun way for children to learn about our country's history.

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    1. It's a very cute book, but not very detailed in terms of history. Mostly about getting ready for the parade and thanking God at the end for our nation.

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