The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree

The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree

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by Stan Berenstain
     
 

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It's Christmastime in Bear Country, and Papa Bear is caught right in the middle of an ecological dilemma—every tree he picks to chop down is home to a fellow furred or feathered creature. Papa doesn't have the heart to make them homeless, and though he returns home enpty-handed, he does have a brilliant idea! Join in the holiday revelry as the Bears brighten

Overview

It's Christmastime in Bear Country, and Papa Bear is caught right in the middle of an ecological dilemma—every tree he picks to chop down is home to a fellow furred or feathered creature. Papa doesn't have the heart to make them homeless, and though he returns home enpty-handed, he does have a brilliant idea! Join in the holiday revelry as the Bears brighten their forest home with lots of bangles, bells, and colorful balls. This delightful reissue, which sold over 180,000 copies, will now have a stunning new cover to charm a whole new generation of Bear lovers.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1–This update modifies the original book (Random, 1980) and adds a slightly more religious message. It is Christmas Eve and the Berenstain Bears need a tree. Of course, Papa makes a mess of things and learns that Christmas is “a time to be thinking of others–/to show love and respect to your sisters and brothers/And to treat them all/with kindness and concern.” The added references to Sunday school, Jesus, a Nativity scene, and God will not be noticed unless readers are doing a close textual analysis. The rhymes are slightly more awkward than usual, but the kids who love the Bears family’s solid traditional values won’t be too bothered by any changes. If your old copies are worn out, this will be a popular addition.–Anne Connor, Los Angeles Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394866383
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/28/1984
Series:
Berenstain Bears Series
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

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. Though Stan died in 2005, and Jan in 2012, Mike continues to create the delightful Bear adventures from their studio in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks much like the sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country.

Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents, Stan and Jan, working together to write and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too.

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Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Growing up, I had the VHS cartoon of this story which was truly dazzling and wonderful (they sell it on DVD now and I recommend you watch it:) As any Berenstain Bear's fan would know, Stan and Jan's books teach valuable lessons and kindness. This was one of my favorite Christmas cartoons as a child, and the book is just as wonderful. I am now happy to share it with my own daughter and she loves it as much as I did!
GMAteacher More than 1 year ago
Great book. Glad it is currently available. Purchased this book for my children years ago and am now buying it for my grandkids to learn the importance of preserving habitat and caring for the earth through a narrative format.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book i read all the books when i was little love it
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Perfect to read to younger siblings and children.
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