It is almost Christmas and there is finally snow in Bear Country. Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear are ready to build a snowbear … until Honey Bear’s snow angel gives the cubs a better idea. As they warm up later with some hot cocoa, Mama and Papa give the cubs a little lesson about some very special angels and the work they do for God.
About the Author
Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bears 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 his studio in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks much like the sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love a good children's book that entertains with an engaging story but also has teaching elements for further discussion. That's exactly what you get with The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel. Snow has finally come to Bear Country and like all kids the Bear cubs are anxious to get out there and experience it for themselves. Once outside they decide they want to build a snow bear. But after some discussion the idea morphs into a snow angel. Soon they head inside to warm up and enjoy some hot cocoa. As they are admiring their creation through the window Mama Bear takes the opportunity to tell her cubs about the appearance of angels at the birth of Christ. That Mama Bear is a smart one! This book would be perfect this Christmas season for showing your kids that we can have fun and keep things Christ centered. Not only does the story itself reference several instances of angels appearing but there is also a section on the back cover that lists six additional appearances of angels in the Bible. I recommend this book to anyone that is looking to keep your celebrations Christ centered this year. It is a short read but sure to delight the whole family with the discussions that will come from the topic. I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
imilar to other recent releases in the series, The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel has a Christian theme. The first half the book features Brother, Sister, and Honey building a snow angel in the yard. The rest of story centers on Papa and Mama Bear explaining on why Gabriel was called the Christmas angel, and how angels are the messengers of God. There are two scriptures in the book, one on the opening page and another one towards the end when Papa and Mama are telling the cubs about angels. Overall, I thought The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel is a cute picture book with colorful illustrations.