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2.04.2015

Book Review | The Berenstain Bears Live On...

I have a confession: I love children's books!  Every time we go into Barnes & Noble, I peruse the children's section to see if I recall any of the titles, and have to stop myself from buying anything.  Because, no kids here!  I don't think I'll ever get kids books on the Kindle or iPad- even with the advancement of technology, nothing compares to a physical book... and the physical book smell.  Sorry, Rory Gilmore moment.  So, when I was looking through Book Look Bloggers, I jumped at the chance to get a copy of "The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag" by Mike Berenstain.  This will be put away in a stash for future offspring.  Or my niece.


I always enjoyed The Berenstain Bears books when I was a kid, and am glad (and impressed) that Mike Barenstain has decided to carry on his parents' work.  In The Biggest Brag, Brother and Sister Bear compete at, and brag about, everything.  From grades, to sports, to who has the biggest imagination while cloud watching.  It takes Grizzly Gramps to (verbally) knock some sense into them; he lets them know that he sees "the faces of two of the biggest, bragging-est fools [he] ever saw."

Growing up with two older brothers, I can definitely think of (more than) a few instances where this book would have come in handy.  The concept of not bragging is one that every child should learn, no matter religious preference.  Adding in the Biblical undertone gives kids (and adults) an opportunity to learn a little bit about their own, and others’ religions in a manner that they can relate to.  Furthermore, on the back cover of the book, there are a series of questions and activities for parents to do with their children to kind of reinforce the concept.  

I love that there is an entire series of Berenstain Bears “Living Lights books” out there that can be used to teach and keep kids interested in basic concepts, lessons, and verses from the Bible. 


I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

6 comments:

  1. Biana Perez9:20:00 AM

    I remember being in elementary school and reading these books and now when i babysit my nieces and nephew I find myself reading these books to them - so classic! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. They are! I'm sure my niece has had a bunch of them from when my brothers and I were kids!

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  3. Tif Fannin11:08:00 PM

    I love the Berenstain Bears, and have picked up tons of their books for my son. I didn't know about this specific series, but I'm going to have to purchase some of these as well!

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  4. I didn't know about them, either, but there's apparently a whole series out through the Living Lights thing.

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  5. I used to love reading those books too!

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  6. They were so much fun!

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