The Bear family and their Bear Country neighbors celebrate the Fourth of July with a big parade. But not before the cubs get a lesson about the blessings of freedom for their country. Features 12 full-color stickers.
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
If you've ever been privileged enough to be a part of a small town Fourth of July celebration then you are going to enjoy sharing this book with your littles. The lovable Berenstain Bear family is back and they are about to celebrate America's birthday with their friends and neighbors. A celebration in Bear Country wouldn't be complete without food and festivities. As the family prepares for the parade by decorating their bikes and trying on old military uniforms a wonderful discussion ensues about the birth of America. When Sister asks "You mean countries are born like babies?" Papa gives a recap of how our beloved country was started and the sacrifices made by brave men and women. As the Fourth quickly approaches I urge you to read this book with your kiddos and then take it a step further and find a celebration near you. Everyone needs to experience a small town Fourth of July celebration. Parades, pie eating contests, cake walks, potato sack races and then the grand finale . . . fireworks! Our freedom was hard fought and won. Go enjoy it! I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
I don't believe that you can ever go wrong with a Berenstain Bears story book and this one is no different. The kids and I really enjoyed one of the newest books that we reviewed, The Berenstain Bears in God Bless Our Country. The story is fun and lovable as all the other stories written by the Berenstain family. I would like to note that this book is plainly written from a Christian point of view and the story even speaks about that fact that Bear country was founded on Christian principles. A huge A+ from me on this aspect of the book. I noticed that the book is considered a Living Lights™ book, which states that this Berenstain Bear book is to help children learn how God wants them to live every day....and I think it is wonderful! The pictures are bright and colorful which makes reading this to younger children so much fun. Their little eyes are drawn to the beautiful pictures and it makes it easier to keep them still long enough to read the words to them. As a mama to littles, I appreciate that the pictures are still as engaging as they used to be. This book takes us through the Bear Country history as the Bear family gets ready to celebrate the Fourth of July. It is a well written story that shows how faith was involved in the creation of their country, a wonderful representative of how the United States was founded the same way. We see the family participate in numerous patriotic celebrations and how pride in ones country is fostered in the young bears. In the back of the book there are some questions to ask your children, to help with comprehension of the story. There is also a nice addition of two activities that your children can do. And the most fun, there is a set of 16 stickers for the kids to use in the middle of the book. We all enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more of these Berenstain Bear books from Mike Berenstain. This book as provided for free from BookLook Bloggers fro my personal and honest review, no other compensation was received.