Monday, January 26, 2015

Book Look Bloggers Review: The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag


When my three kids were young we read to them every night and some of their favorites back in the day were by Stan and Jan Berenstain.  Their son Mike has now written a book called "The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag" in the same tradition as his parents--Brother and Sister Bear learn a lesson from the older and wiser folks in the book.
In this story the siblings are one upping each other over anything and everything.  Their constant bragging makes them not so nice to each other.  One day Gramps comes across the two looking at the clouds and outlandishly explaining what magnificent things they see in them.  The bickering catches Gramps' attention and he has a talk with the cubs about pride, bragging and talent.  The cubs seem to get the message by the end of the story which has a few quotations from the bible which support the message of the story.
The last page of the book has a section titled "Activities and Questions from Brother and Sister Bear."  I love the conversations that can be started with little ones with these prompts.  The message of the book is a good one as all the Bearenstein Bear books are and the pictures are fabulous and engaging.  
This is a great book for kids up to age 8, I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone wanting to teach their children or grandchildren about building up others for their talents and letting others build up you instead of bragging and boasting about yourself.  Great message!
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