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Our children just LOVE the Berenstain Bears books and shows. I loved them too when I was a child! Brother Bear and Sister Bear always seem to have some kind of problem that leads to Papa Bear trying to solve it. This often leads to a bigger problem! These books cover silly and serious problems our children face and help them to understand how to solve them.
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I was recently sent The Berenstain Bears And The Biggest Brag book by BookLook Bloggers to review. The Berenstain Bears And The Biggest Brag was written by Mike Berenstain son of Stan and Jan Berenstain who had created the original Berenstain Bears book series. This is part of the Berenstain Bears Living Lights series published by Zondervan.
In this story Brother Bear and Sister Bear work very hard to do well at school in their studies, in sports and music to. However they also start competing with each other and this leads to them being very boastful! They are constantly trying to “one up” each other.
As the story goes on Mama and Papa Bear try to stop the bragging and boasting but it just keeps building until they are acting like complete fools.
Later in the story Brother and Sister are looking at clouds to see what shape they can see. They have to each build a bigger story than the other and this is where Grizzly Gramps comes along.
Gramps explains how foolish the children are being and shares proverbs and helps them back on the path of being kind to each other. He explains to Brother and Sister Bear that it’s ok to be proud of being able to do something well, but not at the expense of hurting others.
Overall our children ages 6, 7, and 9 really enjoyed this book. So did their slightly older siblings who came to listen in the first time I read it with them. I think it reminded them of their favourite Berenstain books from when they were younger. This book follows a very similar style of the original series, although I think it’s a bit shorter than most.
This is a great children’s book to enjoy and would be a great starting point for a lesson on character!
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