The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers

The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers

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by Stan Berenstain
     
 

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When Papa Bear tells the cubs why they should never talk to strangers, Sister begins to view all strangers as evil until Mama brings some common sense to the problem. "The Bears' rules for safe conduct among strangers are listed on the last pages, including a rule about the privacy of a bear's body. A good book to start awareness in young children."—

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When Papa Bear tells the cubs why they should never talk to strangers, Sister begins to view all strangers as evil until Mama brings some common sense to the problem. "The Bears' rules for safe conduct among strangers are listed on the last pages, including a rule about the privacy of a bear's body. A good book to start awareness in young children."—School Library Journal.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2 The familiar Berenstain bear family may help to make a scary subject easier to bear. Brother discourages extrovert Sister from greeting every stranger she meets. Papa tells his children the rules for safe conduct among strangers. After Sister sees the headlines about missing cubs, she over-reacts, seeing every stranger as a threat. This is conveyed by a full-page spread: the top half shows reality, the bottom half shows Sister's scary version. Mama explains the concept of the bad apples in every barrel, literally. A funny looking apple is fine on the inside, but a perfect looking apple is bad on the inside. Finally, the attraction of a toy almost causes usually cautious Brother to go for a ride with a stranger. Sister isn't tattling when she tells her parents, she's just concerned for Brother's safety. The bears' rules are listed on the last page, including one about the privacy of a bear's body, a topic not discussed in the text. A good book to start awareness in young children. Elise Wendel, Orchard Road School, Skillman, N.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394873343
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/28/1985
Series:
Berenstain Bears First Time Books Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
42,813
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
AD590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Stan and Jan Berenstain were both born in 1923 in Philadelphia.  They didn't know each other as children, but met later at school, at the Philadelphia College of Art.  They liked each other right away, and found out that the both enjoyed the same kinds of books, plays, music and art.  During World War II, Stan was a medical assistant in the Army, and Jan worked in an airplane factory.  When the war was over, they got married and began to work together as artists and writers, primarily drawing cartoons for popular magazines.  After having their two sons Leo and Michael, the Berenstains decided to write some funny children's books that their children and other children could read and enjoy.  Their first published children's book was called The Big Honey Hunt.  It was about a family of bears, who later became known as the "Berenstain Bears."  

Stan and Jan planned all of their books together. They both wrote the stories and created the pictures.  They continued to live outside of Philadelphia in the country.  There are now over 300 Berenstain Bears books.

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The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great story in the series. We love the life lessons that these books always teach our kids. This is yet another. Thanks Stan and Jan, for always being a reliable, moral read for our kids.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though Mama Bear tells of 'rotten apples' among strangers, there are good strangers as well. But children must learn to look out for 'rotten apple strangers' when their parents aren't about. This book is a subtle, yet strict, lesson in kids' and parents' teaching.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As mama bear says, 'only some strangers are rotten apples,' but kids should be on their guard for those rotten apples, and they do exist. A great book for kids not to associate with strangers or anyone who seems strange in any way.
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jkhrambler More than 1 year ago
My 1ST grader enjoys showing off her reading ability. I wanted her to learn an important lesson about strangers and this book was a good way to do both. Some times children take more in when they are more involved in learning about it instead of just being lectured.
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