An important lesson for us all to learn! My review of The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag

Mike Berestain's latest installment in the "Berenstain Bears Living Lights" series finds Brother and Sister bear needing to learn just a wee lesson about the pitfalls of bragging and boasting! It seems they can't help but constantly compare how they are doing at school or in a sport's game and see who is the best. Fortunately, Gramps happens to overhear their argument about who can find the most unusual cloud formation in the sky, and he has the opportunity to teach them a life changing lesson that "Pride goeth before the fall".

My family sat down with great anticipation to crack open the cover of this book, and we were all soon caught up in Brother and Sister Bear's story. What child - or adult for that matter - hasn't wanted to enter that all-too-familiar boasting game trying to prove that they are the best? Mike Berestain has done a solid job at creating an interesting story that brings to life the truth that boasting and bragging and trying to prove you are better than someone else just doesn't end well. In fact, it can get downright silly as you realize that maybe such things don't matter after all. This book is aimed at 4-8 years old, which seems appropriate for the language it was written in. Although the plot itself doesn't have a lot of action happening in it, the pictures added much to the story and held my kid's attention through the read of the book.

I, and my children, give this book a solid rating and award it 4 out of 5 stars.

A review copy was received from the publisher via the Booklook Bloggers program, for the purposes of this unbiased review.

 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 starteddrawing 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.

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