Illustrator: Mike Berenstain
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Genres: Christian Fiction, Juvenile, Juvenile Fiction
The Berenstain Bears Help the Homeless by Mike and Jan Berenstain
Genre: Christian Children’s Early Readers – I Can Read! Level 1
Pages: 32 Paperback, also available as eBook
Date Published: May 2012
Publisher: Zonderkidz, a division of Zondervan
Widow McBear wants to open a homeless shelter, and invites the Good Deed Scouts – Brother, Sister, Cousin Fred, and Lizzie – to restore an abandoned house atop “Spook Hill.”
While the young bears are eager to get to work, they begin to have reservations about the task, imagining ghosts, goblins, and monsters hiding out in the old house. But with a little courage, some good old-fashioned hard work and help from Old Tom, a homeless bear, the Good Deed Scouts rise to the occasion and realize the importance of helping those in need.
Mike and his late mother Jan Berenstain use simple sentences and playful illustrations to teach emergent readers, ages 4-7, the importance of volunteering and helping others.
“Share your food with hungry people. Provide homeless people with a place to stay.” – Isaiah 58:7
Learning to help those in lesser situations is valuable to children. This Living Lights Good Deed Scouts is great to share a lesson on helping the homeless. A fun read and would even work well for Halloween or camping or anytime with ghost stories. Things are not always what they seem and the hardest part is getting past the surface.
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