With more than a quarter-billion copies sold, the Berenstain Bears series has been a cherished part of growing up for more than fifty years. Now, you can delight new young readers and adoring fans alike with six of Stan and Jan Berenstain’s classic tales.
Visit the big tree house in Bear County and join Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Brother Bear, and Sister Bear as they celebrate holidays, overcome first-day-of-school jitters, solve mystifying mysteries, and find plenty of adventure in this charming collection of illustrated stories.
This ebook includes The Berenstain Bears Go Back to School, The Berenstain Bears Play Ball, The Berenstain Bears and the Mansion Mystery, The Berenstain Bears’ Knight to Remember, The Berenstain Bears’ Thanksgiving, and The Berenstain Bears’ Easter Surprise.
About the Author
Starring Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Sister Bear, and Brother Bear, the books quickly became popular for their evocative drawings and simple explanations of wholesome themes. The stories sold more than 200 million copies worldwide and have been adapted as movies, television shows, and amusement park attractions. The Berenstains’ younger son, Mike, has overseen the series since his parents passed away, ensuring that it will continue to be popular with each new generation of young readers.
Stan Berenstain (1923–2005) and Jan Berenstain (1923–2012) were a husband-and-wife cartooning team best known for creating the internationally beloved Berenstain Bears. Both born in Philadelphia, they met on the first day of art school, and were married after World War II. Inspired by their children’s love for Dr. Seuss, the Berenstains created a cartoon version of their own family, and with The Big Honey Hunt (1962) began a series that would stretch to more than two hundred volumes. Starring Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Sister Bear, and Brother Bear, the books quickly became popular for their evocative drawings and simple explanations of wholesome themes. The stories sold more than 200 million copies worldwide and have been adapted as movies, television shows, and amusement park attractions. The Berenstains’ younger son, Mike, has overseen the series since his parents passed away, ensuring that it will continue to be popular with each new generation of young readers.
Read an Excerpt
The members of the Bear family were sitting around talking about their favorite things —
their favorite colors,
their favorite foods,
their favorite movies and TV shows.
After a while they got to their favorite seasons.
"What's your favorite season, Winter said Papa?" asked Brother.
"Winter," said Papa. "Winter is my favorite season because it's rugged.
I like the crunch of snow beneath my feet,
the little clouds your breath makes,
the beauty of snow in the forest. Yes, my favorite season is definitely winter."
"Tell me, cubs," said Papa. "What's your favorite season?"
"Summer!" shouted the cubs. It wasn't exactly a big surprise that summer was the cubs' favorite season.
Summer with its trips to the old swimming hole,
its overnight campouts,
and just lying around watching the sky.
"I bet I know your favorite season, Mama," said Sister. "Spring!"
"Well," said Mama, "I do like spring. I like the spring flowers, and spring is the best season for rainbows. But spring isn't my favorite season. My favorite season is fall."
"Why is that, Mama?" asked Brother.
"Is it because the leaves turn beautiful colors?" asked Sister.
"Is it because of October's bright blue weather?" asked Brother.
"No," said Mama. "Fall is my favorite season because in the fall, it's BACK TO SCHOOL!"
School! thought the cubs. They had all but forgotten about school.
Their minds flashed back to the last day of school, many weeks ago, when they and their friends cheered and shouted, "No more pencils! No more books! No more teacher's dirty looks!"
Excerpted from "The Berenstain Bears Picture Book Collection Volume Two"
Copyright © 1997 Stan and Jan Berenstain.
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