How about some Christmas in July?!
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The Berenstain Bears’ Christmas Tree by Stan and Jan Berenstain with Mike Berenstain
Genre: Christian Children’s Book
Pages: 72 Hardcover
Date Published: September 22nd, 2009
While searching for the perfect Christmas tree for their Tree House, the Bear Family learns a lesson in kindness and respect of others and their belongings. Full color.
After being completely delighted with the HarperCollins’ The Berenstain Bears’ Old-Fashioned Christmas las year I started to look into other “big” Berenstain Bears books. Most of my experience from my own youth stuck with the 8×8 early readers. I was excited and intrigued to discover an older Christian Christmas themed big book from Zondervan and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Now I might be wrong, but I believe I saw this book was originally released in the secular market in 1980 through Random House and then later after some edits and additions through the Christian market and Zondervan. I am one of those persons who does love the Christian Living Lights series and I enjoyed this one and it’s message on the importance of giving. I was surprised as being a Christian Christmas storybook I expected more mention of Jesus’ birth, but reading the publishing history explains that a bit I think. However I think this is an excellent read for morals and values.
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Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962. Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents write about and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too. Since the late 80s, he has been very much involved as a writer and illustrator with his family’s creation, the Berenstain Bears. He continued to work with his mother, Jan, creating new books, up until her death this year. The antics and activities of Mike’s three children have provided inspiration for many Berenstain Bears books over the years. Though Stan and Jan passed away in 2005 and 2012, respectively, Mike continues to create the delightful Bear adventures from a studio in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks much like the sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country. www.berenstainbears.com
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