The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree

The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree

by Stan Berenstain

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394839103
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/01/2002
Series: Bright and Early Books for Beginning Beginners Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 29,707
Product dimensions: 9.16(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.32(d)
Lexile: 100L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About 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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Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fabulous I've bee reading this book to my children for 10 years!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was little my mom and my sister use to read this book to me. Now that my sister has a little one, I want them to enjoy this book as I did when I was little. (I still do)
conuly on LibraryThing 26 days ago
This is one of the earlier Berenstain Bear books, and it shows. The bears are less stylized and cutesy than the bears in the newer books, and the story is halfway between an early reader and the newer, longer read-alouds they do now.It's a cute little story about three cubs going out with a light, a stick, and a rope to explore. Of course, they lose all three items and run screaming home to mom - and with good reason, that spooky old tree is *really* spooky.There are only a few words per page, with a basic vocabulary, so it's great for early readers.
gingle on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Our first Berenstain bear book. One with a rope, one with a light and one with the shivers. I can hear this in my sleep. A very cute book.
mdelaney03 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The cubs decide to go on a walk, and along the way they find a spooky old tree. They decide to go into it, but along the way they lose the flashlight, rope, and stick that they came with, and by the end of their adventure they get so scared that they just run all the way home, where they are once again safe.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Three bears investigate a spooky tree and get progressively more scared until they run for the safety of home at the end. The inside of the tree has a lot of great details, and the whole adventure is very exciting.
quaintlittlehead on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This book is interesting compared to some in the Dr. Seuss series for beginning readers because it does not rely on rhymes on every page, although these are sprinkled throughout. Instead it couples these with repetition of phrases and gradual changing of one phrase at a time, much like some children's songs, so that kids can anticipate the patterns and guess what's coming next. The pictures are beautiful and help a lot in figuring out the action. The story is "spooky" enough to be exciting, but not scary enough to frighten young readers. This was one of the very first books I ever read, and I absolutely loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books to read to my own children when they were young. This was a gift for my grandson and I'm hoping to start a new tradition with him. A fun read-aloud book!
onekayjay More than 1 year ago
I got this for my son for Halloween and we read it for most the month. I loved it has a kid and glad to share it with my son
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book I ordered arrived in great condition and on time. I would use this seller again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My grandchildren love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the favorite story of my children and the children that I cared for in my home daycare. Now, my kids read it to their kids and I want to get it on my Nook Color to read to them when they are at my house!
Joyce Tompsett More than 1 year ago
The iPad app for Nook gives tiny pictures and too much white space and you need to read it in portrait to get words and pics on the same page. Clearly you haven't worked out this format yet. Very very disappointed.
Old-House-Queen More than 1 year ago
My children loved this book when they were younger and on the Nook it is even more spectacular.
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Mom2sassypants More than 1 year ago
I am 35 and loved this book as a kid. My three-year-old daughter absolutely loves this book. We were so glad it was still in print.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The little Bears wanted to go into the spooky old tree. The girl used the rope to grab all of them up. Inside the tree were alligators. They had wanted to see what it was like in the tree, and all went home in the end. I like spooky stories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably one of the BEST stories for the REALLY young ones. I remember reading it with my mom when I was 4/5, over & over & over until I knew each phrase by heart, before I even knew what the words meant, saying 'LESLEY DARE!' instead of 'Yes, they dare!' Now that i have my own little one, I realize some of the semantics of why I may have liked it so much, and why she now does: Very big pictures to describe to the little one, very graphic, I let her point out where the bats & monsters are...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*This review is on the book only, not the Nook version.* My daughter was 5 when I started reading this to her, and it is such an easy book that she learned how to read it on her own soon after. This is the first book she learned to read alone. I would say if your child is learning to read and in their first year of school (grade K), then this one is perfect for them. ****CHILDREN TAKING AR TESTS IN SCHOOL: This book is available in the program for your child to take an AR test on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!):(