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Jan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2012.Stan and Jan Berenstain were already successful cartoonists for magazines and adult humor books when they began writing children's books. The first story starring the bear family, The Big Honey Hunt, appeared in 1962. Since then, more... show more



The Berenstain Bears celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2012.Stan and Jan Berenstain were already successful cartoonists for magazines and adult humor books when they began writing children's books. The first story starring the bear family, The Big Honey Hunt, appeared in 1962. Since then, more than 370 Berenstain Bears books have been published, and more than 300 million copies have been sold. What began as an idea sparked by their young sons' love of reading has become over the years arguably the best-selling children's book series ever.Since their inception, the Berenstain Bears stories have expanded to include picture books, beginning readers, and chapter books--even a hit TV show on PBS. Writing and illustrating the books has become a Berenstain family affair. Mike joined with his parents as a creative team in the late 1980s. The Bear family has expanded over the years as well. Sister Bear arrived in 1974, and baby Honey joined the family in 2000. Though Stan died in 2005 and Jan in 2012, Mike continues to create the delightful Berenstain Bear adventures from his studio in Pennsylvania.www.berenstainbears.com

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Birth date: July 26, 1923
Died: February 27, 2012
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Nighttime Reading Center
Nighttime Reading Center rated it 6 months ago
The Berenstain Bears Nature Rescue is a really good book for all. It teaches us about nature and birds. This one is about learning about different kinds of birds. Like the yellow popinjay. This almost put everyone into an almost war.The story plot is mostly learning about what is important birds are...
Amillio Farrington's collection of books
Another Berenstain Bears collection. This book talks about the bedtime battle that mama and papa bear has with their cubs. In the end the parents fall asleep trying to get their cubs to sleep. The small bears start with slowly cleaning up and slowly taking a bath and then wanting a story for bedtime...
Amillio Farrington's collection of books
The Berenstain Bears have several books that your students can enjoy collecting and reading. This particular book can be included in their book box and they can learn about the importance of chores. The younger students can learn that it's fun to have fun but also there is a time to clean up. This b...
Mel1212
Mel1212 rated it 2 years ago
Brief Review: The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule, Do to others what you want others to do to you. The story gives examples of how young children should or should not do to others what you want others to do to you. Idea of how it can be used in a classroom: The Berenstain Bears and the Golden R...
chrisbrown
chrisbrown rated it 2 years ago
What was supposed to be the best vacation ever began going downhill quickly when they realized that their mountain cabin was a crumbling old shack in the woods. There were weeds growing inside the "cabin" and the rowboat was half sunk in the muddiest lake that you have ever seen. Things went from ba...
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