The whole Bear family is invited by the Bear Country Carolers for a round of Christmas Eve celebrations. Join Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey as they venture together in the snowy, cold night to travel from door to door singing Christmas classics. This fun, new audiobook in the popular Zonderkidz Living Lights seriesbeloved by parents, grandparents, children, and grandchildren alikewill earn a quick spot on your child’s bookshelf. But not for long! Your child will want to listen (and sing) along with you again and again as the kid-friendly story and easy-to-remember song lyrics teach valuable life lessons, encourage discussion, and take you down memory lane with each subsequent listen.
About the Author
Stan Berenstain (1923-2005) helped introduce the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962. He worked together with his wife, Jan Berenstain, to write and draw about these lovable bears.
Jan Berenstain (1923-2012) was the co-author and illustrator of the Berenstain Bear books with her husband, Stan Berenstain.
Julia Barnett Tracy is a talented narrator, actress, director, and producer. Having booked her first network film at the age of eighteen, she took a break from acting soon after that and went on to volunteer all throughout east Africa with the African Children's Choir. After returning home to the states, she dove back into film, and her first short film, Chasing Grace, premiered at SXSW in 2017. She currently resides with her two children and her husband in Austin, Texas.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Christmas caroling has long been one of our favorite holiday activities. This season we can ride along with the Bear family as they venture out to their friends and neighbors to share the joy of the Christmas season. This adorable book contains several well-known carols that will have you and your children singing along as you read the story to them. (How in the world could you really just read the lyrics to Jingle Bells without singing along?) The story contains snow, sleigh rides, and of course a warm treat to thaw the frozen carolers out. And then it all culminates at the Chapel in the Woods for the Christmas Eve service. So much fun! There are also some extras that will enhance your fun. There is a door hanger to leave on a favorite neighbor's porch. There are also four postcards that can be sent to loved ones too far away to go caroling. And there's a fun word search puzzle in the back. We were excited to add this title to our Christmas book rotation. It's sure to be a delight in our house for years to come. I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
THE BERENSTAIN BEARS GO CHRISTMAS CAROLING is a fun look at Christmas celebrations that families might engage in--including decorating, sleigh rides, caroling, and church--and includes a nice discussion of some of the old-fashioned terms included in the older carols. My teenage daughter, a huge fan of The Berenstain Bears, both enjoyed reading the book and wanted to keep it for future family enjoyment. This is a great read for children new to The Berenstain Bears and as part of a collection for long time fans. I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
“As they drove through the night, an even merrier sound was heard–Christmas carols being joyfully sung,” states Mike Berenstain in his book, The Berenstain Bears Go Christmas Caroling. ~ What ~ Part of the Berenstain Bears / Living Lights series, this unnumbered twenty-four-page paperback targets children four to eight years old, especially those who like short stories of the well-known family of bears singing Christmas carols. With no profanity or scary scenes, the story has colorful, expressive illustrations on every page. Due to some complicated wording, it would best be read out loud to beginner readers. Four postcards, a holiday door banner, and a word-search game are included. This story has the entire Berenstain family going on a sleigh ride and joining friends as Christmas carols are sung. Often the little bears ask what words in the holiday songs mean such as bob tails, King Wenceslas, figgy pudding, a yule, and lowing. At the end of the story, everyone meets at the chapel and sing more songs about Jesus’s birth. ~ Why ~ This book is a fun way to recall famous Christmas tunes that most of us know. I love the idea of explaining unusual words in the songs and adding the twelve cardstock postcards and doorknob card plus a word game. I appreciate the book promotes many songs about the nativity and does not mention Santa Claus. ~ Why Not ~ Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ or celebrate His birth may not be interested in this read. Some may not like the Biblical references or spiritual connotations in the songs. Due to the two and three-syllable words, some beginner readers may struggle through the pages. ~ Wish ~ Page numbers would be helpful for some readers learning their numbers. ~ Want ~ For those who like the Berenstain Bears series, this one that centers on Christmas carols, this is a great option that includes added bonuses a young one will enjoy. Thanks to the Z Blog Squad for providing this book that I am under no obligation to review.