The Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith
Brother and Sister Bear’s friend Ferdy Factual loves science. Brother and Sister like science too. They like digging for fossils, examining the moon through their telescope, and peering at tiny things under a microscope. But Ferdy tells Brother and Sister that he doesn’t believe God created the world. In fact, he doesn’t believe in God at all. This is a new idea for Brother and Sister. Together with Mama and Papa, they visit Preacher Brown to find out what it means to have faith and learn a lesson from Daniel who had faith in a den of lions. Common Core Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.2 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story
Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962 and celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Berenstain Bears during 2012! 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.
Cassandra's Review-The nostalgia behind the Berenstain Books runs very strong for me growing up. I am so pleased to be able to share them with my children. A group of bears living in a tree house is bound to become a classic. The most important aspect of the story lines are the morals and that is what makes these books one of my most favorite. In this particular book is edgy and will raise some questions, but that will be the one of the many "best" conversations you engage your kids in. I never had a favorite bear as a kid but now I side with Mama, of course Papa is a close second. The illustrations are wonderful and because they are a smaller book you will have plenty of time to read it anywhere to the kids or vice versa.
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