Gr 3 Up- Stan and Jan Berenstain met in art school and collaborated on cartoons about children and family life for magazines such as McCall's and Collier's . There was even a short-lived comic strip titled Sister ; the title character was an early prototype for Sister Bear in the "Berenstain Bears" series. This book collects the couple's early work, from the late 1940s through the early '60s. Children may be drawn to this attractively packaged book's brightly colored pages and illustrations, but the content will appeal more to adults, especially to baby boomers.-Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
Child's Play: The Berenstain Baby Boom, 1946-1964: Cartoon Art of Stan and Jan Berenstainby Michael Berenstain, Jan Berenstain (Illustrator), Stan Berenstain (Illustrator)
This profusely illustrated and humorous volume collects the Berenstains’ early work, created from 1946 until 1964, inspired by their own experiences as parents in the postwar baby boom era. More than two hundred Berenstain drawings featured in McCall’s, The Saturday Evening Post, and other publications—as well as Collier’s magazine covers—fill these pages, evoking an era when the baby population exploded, American prosperity soared, and more and more families were escaping cities to live the suburban American dream. Although much of the artwork is more than forty years old, it reflects family life and values that we still hold dear.
- Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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- 9.00(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.87(d)
Meet the Author
Mike Berenstain is the son of Stan and Jan Berenstain, and has collaborated with them on many projects. He and his mother live in Bucks County, PA.
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