Monday, February 4, 2013

A wonderful children's book: "The Berenstain Bears Get Involved" by Jan & Mike Berenstain


The Berenstain Bears Get Involved


about the book...


Brother and Sister Bear are back in a new adventure, along with the Cub Club they attend at the Chapel in the Woods. The Cub Club, led by Preacher Brown, loves to have fun together playing games or going on picnics, but they also enjoy helping others around Bear Country. One day, a storm hits town, and as the river quickly rises, Bear Country is at risk of flooding! Bear family and the Cub Club at Chapel in the Woods must band together to rescue those in need in their community.


my review....

My children were very excited to gather around as we dove into this latest story about The Berenstain Bears. Over the years, they have come to treasure reading about these remarkable bears who are always up to something or other, and "Get Involved" has joined the list of their much-loved Berestain Bears books. Colourful pictures and an action-packed story made for a mesmerizing read as their eyes took in the story unfolding before them. The authors have done a great job at creating a story that not only will appeal to young readers, but also brings to life the Biblical truth of being kind to the needy, and striving to do what is good for each other and for everyone else (1 Thessalonians 5:15). I also appreciated the list of questions accompanying the story that are designed to help your little ones think further about the story, as well as some suggested activities that are provided, such as going out as a family and getting involved in an act of service (i.e. helping collect items for a food drive). This book is definitely a keeper!

I give this book a solid recommendation and award it 4 out of 5 stars. If you are looking for a children's book that will appeal to the 4-7 year old in your life, then plan on picking up this book!

Book has been provided courtesy of publicist Sonya Koson with HarperCollinsCanada, Ltd. Available from your favorite book retailer from Zondervan (Zonderkidz), a division of HarperCollins.



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 the family home and studio in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks much like the sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country.