17 June 2016

The Berenstain Bears School Time Blessings

Brother and Sister Bear have the back-to-school jitters.  Sister knows she has trouble in history class and Brother is nervous about math.  As you read with your children about how Mama and Papa talk through it, you can chat about their worries as well.

Papa tells the children that they will be away for a little while, but they'll always come home at the end of the day.  "Whenever you're worried, you should turn to God in prayer," he adds.  "You can always talk to the Lord and ask for strength and guidance."

Mike Berenstain seems to be taking the Berenstain Bears series in a decidedly more Christian/ religious direction.  This book for four- to eight-year-old children is full of helpful verses and the Berenstain Bears are depicted as good examples of how to handle the public school experience.  The series is as sweet and cute as ever, but it is less funny than in years past.  This is one of those books you'll enjoy for a little bit, but not one you'll grab off the shelf on a regular basis. I can't find a single thing "wrong" with the book except for the fact that it misses that spark of silly or funny that used to pepper the series.

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1 comment:

  1. My funny thing about the Bernstein bears is probably the spelling.

    It can take you into a wild world of conspiracy theories like the Mandela Effect.

    Um, it might be all right if you were in a religious school?

    Get your kids to write a parody of this book called "Home School Blessings".


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