The Berenstain Bears Down on the Farm (I Can Read Book 1 Series)

The Berenstain Bears Down on the Farm (I Can Read Book 1 Series)

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by Jan Berenstain, Stan Berenstain
     
 

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Everyone’s favorite Bear family learns about the hard works it takes to run a farm, and all the fun of being a farmer!

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Everyone’s favorite Bear family learns about the hard works it takes to run a farm, and all the fun of being a farmer!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leslie Rounds
This book, one from the "I Can Read" series, is designed with "short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts for children eager to read on their own." Although it is labeled as "1—Beginning Reading," it is actually the second level offered in this series, a concept sure to confuse adults attempting to choose appropriate books for new readers. In rhyming text that scans poorly, the Bear family visits the farm of Ben and Mrs. Ben, and observe typical farming activities, such as feeding and caring for the livestock, weeding, fertilizing, and milking "the old-fashioned way." Beginning readers may have some trouble trying to read on their own when they encounter words like "fertilizer," "old-fashioned," "question," and "machine." Typical Berenstain color illustrations accompany the text. At times visual clues may help readers with new vocabulary, but this book is probably too challenging a read for the level it is advertised as being. Relabeled to a more appropriate level, it would make a reasonable addition to early reader collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062037039
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/2011
Series:
Berenstain Bears Series
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
677,867
File size:
11 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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 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.

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Berenstain Bears down on the Farm 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used to read these books all the time
onekayjay More than 1 year ago
Great book about how farms work. We love all the animals in it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago