It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!
You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
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. Mike is married to Andrea, and they have three children. They live in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks a lot like Bear Country.
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List Price: $3.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010)
AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER:
Many of us grew up reading The Berenstain Bear books and learning about how to be part of a family with all the antics of Brother and Sister. There is now a new bear cub called Honey.
Reading Berestain books, you always knew your children were going to learn a good moral lesson. Well, now that they're being published by Zonderkids, they are able to include scripture along with the moral teaching. As part of Living Lights, their goal is to "help children learn how God wants them to live every day." That is spectacular and for that I thank Zonderkidz!
At the back of the book, there are activities and questions to help engage the kids and apply what they've read to their lives. For example, one of the questions is:
"What do you think Papa Bear meant when he said the Bible says, "finish your outdoor work and get your fields ready; after that, build your house?"
And of of the activities is:
"Help someone in your family with one of their given jobs around the house. Do not wait to be asked!"
Some of the other titles available in this series:
- The Berenstain Bears God Loves You
- The Berenstain Bears Say Their Prayers
- The Berenstain Bears Go To Sunday School
- The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule
- The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors
- The Berenstain Bears Play a Good Game
- The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks
- The Berenstain Bears Baithful Friends