The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings

by Stan Berenstain

Other authorsJan Berenstain
Paperback, 1995


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E Ber


Random House Books for Young Readers (1995), Paperback, 32 pages


During a frightful thunderstorm, Brother and Sister Bear learn that Mama and Papa's love and protection are better blessings than more Bearbie dolls and video games.

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LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
Brother and Sister are jealous of all the toys their friends have, but when a big storm hits, Mother Bear tells them to be thankful for all they do have. The cubs learn how to count how far away the lightning is and to count their blessings.
LibraryThing member rdg301library
Summary: When a thunderstorm rolls in Brother and Sister Bear discover that their parents love and protection is much better than their material things around the house.
Reading Level: Intermediate
Genre: Fantasy
LibraryThing member sfinke5
I thought this book was adorable and great for young children. The main message that mama bear tries to teach her little bears is that love and a good home are more important than material items. This is a very important concept for young children to understand. The book was well written, detailed
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and descriptive. For example, sister goes into detail of how many bearbie dolls Lizzie has and exactly what kinds so the reader can tell how many she truly has. The same goes for brother who goes into detail about how many video games his cousin Freddie has. The characters were very cute and made the reader want to keep reading. The illustrations were in bright color and made the reader want to keep looking at the pictures. Over all this book was great!
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LibraryThing member Sopoforic
The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings tells how Brother and Sister Bear come to realize that they have plenty of blessings in life, if only they look for them.

The story opens with Brother and Sister visiting friends, and when they return (just in time, as it begins to rain) they eagerly begin
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talking about the new toys their friends have. This is, apparently, a regular result of such visits, and Mama is fed up with it. "I've heard quite enough," she says, "about what you don't have." She encourages them to appreciate the things they do have, instead.


(The full review is posted on my blog.)
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32 p.; 8 inches


067987707X / 9780679877073




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