07 August 2015

The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival Book Review

You practically smell the fall spices while reading The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival book.  The bears visit Farmer Ben's place, pick pumpkins and apples, take a hayride, and thank God for all His Bounty. The illustrations are just as you remember them from your own childhood, but Mike Berenstain is continuing the line started by his parents, Jan and Stan, in 1962.

There's nothing not to like about this book.  It's a longer storybook for children ages about four to eight. The book contains no objectionable material and no conflict whatsoever.  It's just a story about how the bears enjoyed their day out together as a family on a fall day.  Mike Berenstain interjects more faith and Christian ideas (such as thanking God or saying grace) than his parents did, but for all that it should be an easy and friendly book for all faiths.

I'll even go so far as to say that Mike Berenstain did an even better job on this than the original series for friendly story lines.  I hope at some point they consider selling a boxed collection set, as this (and other books) are paperbacks.  Five stars!

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Temporarily added note to readers:  if you're an Amazon Prime member, the book is currently a Prime item (shipping included) for only $2.00!  

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