Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Berenstain Bears and the Gift of Courage by Jan & Mike Berenstain - REVIEWED

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

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The Berenstain Bears and the Gift of Courage

Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010)

***Special thanks to Krista Ocier of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962. Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents work together to write about and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too. Mike is married to Andrea, and they have three children. They live in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks a lot like Bear Country.

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Product Details:

List Price: $3.99

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Paperback: 32 pages

Publisher: Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0310712564

ISBN-13: 978-0310712565

My Thoughts:
Papa Bear never knew what effects his Bible story time would ultimately have on Sister and Brother bear. The two bear cubs had to draw on the Bible wisdom as they walked to school the very next day and came face to face with some not-very-nice bear cubs! Brother and Sister cubs were very brave in the face of danger, because they stood up for what was right. Papa Bear's faithfulness to teach his cubs lessons from the Bible paid off in a mighty way!

The Berenstain bears continue to enchant me, and I am so incredibly happy to see this dear bear family teaching kids lessons from the Bible! I can't recommend this book highly enough!!