The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies

by Stan Berenstain

Paperback, 1988


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Random House Books for Young Readers (1988), Edition: First Edition, 32 pages


Gran and Gramps come up with a plan to help selfish Brother and Sister Bear get rid of a bad case of the galloping greedy gimmies.

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LibraryThing member ashtonrice
good book relates to real life situations when children want things from the store.
LibraryThing member sweetiegherkin
Brother and Sister Bear get a bad case of the "gimmies" - everytime Mama and Papa Bear take them anywhere, the siblings throw a fit to get everything they see, whether it be candy, toys, or a turn on a mechanical ride. And opportunities for these fits abound - the supermarket, the mall, and
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everywhere in between. Luckily, Grizzly Gramps and Gran suggest a plan to curb the cubs' gimmies.

The Berenstain Bears "First Time Books" were all among my favorites as a young child/early reader. I remember being too young to read and staying up at night under the covers with a flashlight just looking at the pictures and imagining the story. Once I could read, these were among the books I read over and over again. As an adult, some parts of the book make me laugh a little (i.e., the main characters are named Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Brother Bear, Sister Bear -- really? That was as imaginative as the authors could get?). The books also come across now as perhaps overly preachy and moralistic, although I think I learned as much (if not more) about manners and good behavior from the Berenstain Bears books than the adults in my life. And this particular story of curbing greedy impulses is only more important in these days of ubiquitous ways to obtain instant gratification -- for children and adults.
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LibraryThing member Ligeria
The Bernstein Bears Get the Gimmies is a book about the bear family cubs wanting everything that they see. It starts all with the Papa & Mama giving them more and more items that the cubs wanted. Mama bear is the first to want to put a stop to it, but Papa bear thought was cubs will be cubs. Until
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the cubs embarrass Papa and Mama at the supermarket, that was enough for them to take action. With Gramps and Gran bears help they came up with a great solution, which Mama, Papa and the cubs could agree with.

I can relative to this book, with my little ones thinking they need everything that they see. Sometime they cry and plead with me to get things that they wanted. My husband and I have a good system that works. First thing we are a team that sticks together. We have five children so we never let them know they out number us. The final thing is communication.

Good class room extension ideas could be talking about manners, how we need to use our words and act in public places. You could also use this book to talk about making choices and decisions for them selves. There are also great new words to explore like outrageous, disgraceful, embarrassing and many more.
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LibraryThing member ehayne1
This is the story of how the ever loved Berenstain Bears dealt with Brother and Sister having a case of "The galloping greedy gimmies." It tells of how the children always throw tantrums when they get to a store and beg and plead to get a toy or a treat, causing a scene. Gran and Gramps come to the
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rescue of Papa and Mama and tell them of how they cured Papa of the galloping greedy gimmies when he was young. I liked this book because it contains the classic bear characters and the expressive pictures. The main message of the book is that we need to be thankful for what we have, and we must not constantly be wanting more. This storyline is something that every child has experienced, so it easily connects with the reader, keeping him or her engaged.
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LibraryThing member KaylaAnn715
This is book is about the Berentain Bears family and their adventure at the grocery store. Mama bear has a specific list of things that she needs to buy, but brother and sister bear are trying to buy things that they don't need. This short story teaches readers about difference between a want and a
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need, and how to not spend your money on things you don't need.
Genre: Fantasy
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LibraryThing member SABC
Gram and Gramps come up with a plan to help selfish Brother &Sister Bear get rid of a bad case of galloping greedy gimmies.


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32 p.; 8 inches








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