The Berenstain Bears' Big Bedtime Book (Berenstain Bears Series)

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When Mama and Papa Bear go out for the night, Brother, Sister, and Honey aren't too sad. Why? Because they have Mrs. Grizzle—the best babysitter and storyteller ever!

In The Berenstain Bears' Big Bedtime Book, the cubs and Mrs. Grizzle share six of their favorite original bedtime stories.

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Overview

When Mama and Papa Bear go out for the night, Brother, Sister, and Honey aren't too sad. Why? Because they have Mrs. Grizzle—the best babysitter and storyteller ever!

In The Berenstain Bears' Big Bedtime Book, the cubs and Mrs. Grizzle share six of their favorite original bedtime stories.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Margaret Orto
Six classic folk tales are retold here for Brother and Sister Bear by their beloved babysitter, Mrs. Grizzle. In three of the stories, bears are substituted as the featured characters rather than the animals of the original. Thus, there are "The Three Little Cubs and the Big Bad Pig," "The Gingerbread Bear," and "Little Red Grizzly Hood." In the case of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the story is reversed and becomes "Goldibear and the Three People." These inversions and substitutions are amusing and should appeal to children. All of the stories except two follow the classic story lines with minor changes. The two that do diverge from the originals—"The Three Little Cubs and the Big Bad Pig," and "Little Red Hen"—have interesting twists at the end that will surprise. These two retellings are the most satisfying and provide the most humor. Commentary from the two young Bears throughout the book is funny but disrupts the narrative flow. The dialog between Mrs. Grizzle and Brother and Sister Bear about tangential subjects that is also peppered throughout the book is frustrating and distancing to the reader. Artistically, this book is a mixed bag, but it is also familiar Berenstain fare and will be popular with fans of the Berenstain's and their eponymous bears. Reviewer: Margaret Orto
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060574369
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/29/2011
  • Series: Berenstain Bears Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 160,351
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Stan & Jan Berenstain began writing the Berenstain Bears series in 1962, with The Big Honey Hunt. Since then, more than 250 Berenstain Bears books have been published and sales of the series have exceeded 260 million copies. Stan and Jan have left behind a legacy of arguably the best-selling children's book series ever. Making the books has long been a family affair, with son Mike writing and illustrating new stories about everyone's favorite Bear family.

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 250 Berenstain Bears books have been published, and more than 260 million copies have been sold. What began as an idea sparked by their young sons' interest in children's books 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.

Since Stan's death at age eighty-two in 2005, Jan and Mike have continued to write and illustrate wonderful new adventures for Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear. They live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which looks a lot like Bear Country.

Mike Berenstain lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he continues to write and illustrate wonderful new adventures for Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear.

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