Illustrator: Mike Berenstain
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Genres: Christian Fiction, Juvenile, Juvenile Fiction
The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story by Jan & Mike Berenstain
Berenstain Bear’s Living Lights Series
Genre: Christian Children’s Picture Book with Stickers
Pages: 32 Saddle Stitch
Date Published: February 2012
Publisher: Zonderkidz, a division of Zondervan
It’s springtime in Bear Country and America’s favorite Bear family is back with two new and inspiring Easter stories from the Berenstain Bear’s Living Lights Series, complete with colorful stickers.
In the THE BERENSTAIN BEARS AND THE EASTER STORY (Zonderkidz; $4.99; February 2012), Brother, Sister and Honey Bear learn that there is more to Easter than chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks and jelly beans when their Sunday school teacher has them sit in on a play entitled The Easter Story. This new book evokes the true meaning behind Easter as the Bear cubs learn about Jesus’ resurrection. Young readers learn that while it is okay to indulge in Easter goodies, they must not forget that salvation is much sweeter than candy.
What could be a better topic in a book this spring to spend with beloved characters such as the Berenstain Bears other than the Easter Story? Well this year you have it in a great one with bright colors that make mean yearn for the blossoms to come and the grass to be green. In these pages your children can learn and watch with Brother, Sister and Honey Bear as some older bears in a Sunday School classroom next door act out the Easter Story. This is a great one for conversation starters. *sigh* I love the Berenstain Bears.
*Thanks to Zondervan for providing a copy for review.*
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. Since the late 80’s, he has been very much involved as a writer and illustrator with his family’s creation, the Berenstain Bears. He continues to work with his mother, Jan, creating new books, writing and illustrating. The antics and activities of Mike’s three children have provided inspiration for many Berenstain Bears books over the years. Though Stan died in 2005, Jan and Mike continue to create the delightful Bear adventures from their family home in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks much like the sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country. www.berenstainbears.com