The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story

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by Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain
     
 

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The Bear cubs are candy-crazy this Easter! But Missus Ursula and some Sunday school students tell the cubs about Jesus’s resurrection and show them that salvation is much sweeter than candy! Includes a sheet of colorful stickers!

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The Bear cubs are candy-crazy this Easter! But Missus Ursula and some Sunday school students tell the cubs about Jesus’s resurrection and show them that salvation is much sweeter than candy! Includes a sheet of colorful stickers!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310720874
Publisher:
Zonderkidz
Publication date:
01/16/2012
Series:
Berenstain Bears Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
423,079
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD550L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story

Berenstain Bears/Living Lights
By Jan Berenstain Mike Berenstain

Zondervan

Copyright © 2011 Jan and Mike Berenstain
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-0-310-72087-4


Chapter One

It was springtime in Bear Country, and Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear were thinking about Easter. Actually, they were thinking about Easter candy. They loved Easter candy—there were so many different kinds! They were even thinking about it on their way to Sunday school one fine spring morning.

"My favorite Easter candy is chocolate bunnies," said Brother.

"My favorite is marshmallow chicks," said Sister.

"Jelly beans!" cried Honey Bear.

Their Sunday school teacher, Missus Ursula, overheard them. "I like the black jelly beans best," she smiled. "But, you know, there's much more to Easter than chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and jelly beans—black or otherwise."

"Sure, we know that," said Brother.

"Sure," said Sister.

"Sure!" said Honey.

"Oh?" said Missus Ursula. "Then why don't you tell the class all about Easter?"

"Well," said Brother, scratching his head, "it's about stuff in the Bible."

"Yeah," agreed Sister. "Bible stuff."

"Stuff!" nodded Honey.

"Hmmm," said Missus Ursula. "Maybe it's time we learned a little more about this 'Bible stuff.' It happens that the cubs in the next class are about to put on a play called The Easter Story."

"Can we watch, Missus Ursula?" the cubs asked.

"Just what I was about to suggest," she said.

(Continues...)



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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 the family home and studio in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks much like the sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country.

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The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good story with cute and age-appropriate pictures. However, there are many pages on my Nook Tablet that only have words or pictures, but not both. My daughter is nearly three and has a short attention span when there are no pictures. Also, a "read-to-me" option would have been nice. I do not know why this Easter Berenstain Bears book is not formatted like the other books. If it had been like the others with full page pictures and words together, then I would have given it more stars. The bad format is so distracting that it prevents any kind of meaningful interaction with my daughter about Easter based on this book. Easter is hard to talk about in an age appropriate way. This books does it fairly well. The authors' hearts are in the right place, that much is apparent. It is an important topic, but bad Nook formatting leads to disappointment on my part and my daughter walking away part of the way through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a cute story but not as the description said.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My Grandsons love all the bear books and this one is special just for Easter, great to add to their collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves the Berenstain Bears collection of books so I purchased this one when I was looking for a book that could explain the real meaning behind Easter. This book is a little too wordy for a three year old. My daughter asked me to stop reading it which is completely out of her character, she loves story time. We will try it again next year. I also want to add that this book is not formatted correctly for the nook so if you purchase it get the actual book and don't bother with the nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You couldn't ask for a better way to tell the story for a child. They totally understood what was going on and if they had questions, I answered them - no problem.
mimiandrosgranny More than 1 year ago
A simple way to a child's understanding of a very spiritual holiday.
NanceeMarchinowski More than 1 year ago
Sweet Easter Story! It was springtime in Bear Country, and with Easter coming soon the bears were consumed with thoughts of candy. Their Sunday school teacher even expressed her favorite kind of candy, black jelly beans. One of the other Sunday school classes was putting on a play called The Easter Story, and the bears were excited to see it. The bear children were attentive as the story of Easter was acted out on the stage, with props and costumes representative of the time when Jesus was performing miracles and teaching his followers. Some people became angry with Jesus, and accused him of becoming too powerful. The story continues with Jesus' arrest, crucifixion and resurrection. Jan & Mike Berenstain have created another wonderful children's book in the Berenstain Bears tradition. The illustrations are colorful and true to the subject matter, and The Easter Story is very well told and appropriate for younger children. This is a book that can be used each year when Easter approaches, and passed down through the generations. I found the book to be well done and enjoyable, a story that children can understand and remember. I recommend this book for families with young children. This edition of the book also contains a sheet of stickers for children to use with their Easter projects. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Zondervan in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You are Crazy