Like the parent Beginner Books, Bright & Early Books feature the same affordable hardcover format, imaginative stories, and colorful pictures. Geared for a younger audience, these books use simple words, repetition, and pictures that act as clues to the text. Contributors include Dr. Seuss ("Mr. Brown Can Moo!" "Can You?," "There's a Wocket in My Pocket!," "The Foot Book"), Stan and Jan Berenstain ("Inside, Outside, Upside Down; Bears on Wheels"), Al Perkins ("Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb") and Michael Frith ("I'll Teach My Dog 100 Words"). Preschool - Grade 1.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Series:||Berenstain Bears Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book has been a favorite of mine since I read it to my children. It is one of the few books that explains you can be anything you want in life. The story rhymes and goes through a list of occupations "anyone can be". There is a rhythm to the book that stays with the kids and they will talk about all of the jobs they can do when they grow up. Every job is described as being for a girl or a boy, that is so important to avoid gender discrimination. The children who read this will take that idea into adulthood and be better able to handle and manage equality in the workplace.