Monday, April 10, 2017

Last Minute Easter Basket Filler -- The Berenstain Bears Friendship Blessings Collection - 5 Stories in 1 Book (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the publisher in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


9780310753384, The Berenstain Bears Friendship Blessings Collection, Jan & Mike Berenstain

I was so excited to share this book with my girls as I grew up having my mom read Berenstain Bears books to me at bedtime when I was a kid.  I recently passed down my Berenstain Bears plush bears my mom surprised me with that she found cleaning out the basement.  And, days after I gave the bears to my girls, this new release arrived at the door.  My girls were excited to have me read the five complete stories that make up this book, while they snuggled with their Berenstain Bears plush bears.

Were you a fan of the Berenstain Bears growing up?  If so, did you have a favorite story?  It is hard me to choose just one, as all the stories were entertaining and had a wonderful lesson to learn.  I remember my mom would talk to me about the lessons after we read the stories and we talked about how these lessons applied to my life.  Even though I was a child I remember how I was able to relate and these stories helped me work things out with my brothers whenever we would fight.

What I love about this new release is that the hardcover book contains 5 complete stories.  Instead of looking for a particular Berenstain Bears book on the bookshelf, I can simply grab this book and let the girls choose one of the five stories to read at bedtime.

Here are the five stories included in this new Zonderkidz release:

The Perfect Fishing Spot
Reap the Harvest
Faithful Friends
Kindness Counts
God Made You Special

Even though my girls love all the stories and we have read them over a handful of times since receiving this book last week, the girls really get a kick out of "The Perfect Fishing Spot."  After I read the story the first time, they had to share the story with their Daddy and remind me that he needs to listen to me when I tell him how to do something as he always questions it or thinks he has a better...only to go back in the end and do it the way I said originally.  That is a guy for you, right. :-)

I am so happy my mom stumbled upon my Berenstain bears plush bears and that I had a chance to share some of the wonderful Berenstain Bears stories with my girls.  We can't wait for more Berenstain Bears books to release from Zondervan, so that we can grow our collection and continue to read these wonderful stories at bedtime, and talk about the different lessons learned in each story and how they can be applied to the girls' life.

More about this new release...

The Berenstain Bears Living Lights, series continues to attract young readers through creative and engaging stories that not only entertain but teach values and life lessons. Now, five of the series’ favorite titles are available in a great new hardcover. This Berenstain Bears Living Lights treasury called Friendship Blessings Collection is sure to be a popular choice for Berenstain Bears fans.

About the Authors:

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.  Though Stan died in 2005, and Jan in 2012, Mike continues to create the delightful Bear adventures from his studio in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks much like the sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country.
Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the publisher in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

No comments :

Post a Comment