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“The Berenstain Bears”
Please & Thank You Book
I got an email about the “The Berenstain Bears – Please & Thank You Book” from Laura Beth with FlyByPromotions and thought, “I’m not sure, my son is a teenager now.” I figured it wouldn’t hurt to get the book, since we all loved reading them when he was younger, and I’m sure that I have some friends at church, or in the neighborhood that will love it, as well. Just seeing the picture on the front let me know that it’s been awhile. I didn’t know that they had another girl!!! We used to watch this cartoon all of the time when my son was an itty-bitty, so now that he’s into big kid shows, you can tell it’s been a few years. Congrats Mama Bear!! 🙂
The Berenstain Bears never disappoint!! Their stories are always from the heart and let your kids, as well as yourselves learn something. In today’s world, it’s pretty sad how many adults could actually use this book. You go to the store and try to be nice and have that person just walk by when you hold the door open…”hello!!”, did you not notice that the door wasn’t automatic?? Where are your manners??
We need to try so hard as parents to teach out kids that doing something for someone else deserves a “please” and “thank you”, nothing should just be suspected to happen in this life. It always hurts me to see how many people, especially at restaurants are not thankful and just plain rude. Those people that serve us are just like us…working to support their family, dealing with many different things during the day and on the job, we need to be SO THANKFUL for all that they do. This pertains to anyone, teachers, cab drivers, store clerks, etc. You’d be amazed at what can happen by just taking an extra minute to smile and say “thank you!”
Let’s be like Mama Bear and teach our cubs what is right and wrong, and also try to spread the Light in our community as to who and what we are thankful for there.
About The Book:
The cherished Bear family is coming to a new generation of toddler and preschool readers!
Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962 and the Bear family celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012! Here the charming and lovable Bear family is once again introducing children to the typical issues and questions that they face every day.
In The Berenstain Bears’ Please & Thank You Book, little readers are introduced to the importance of manners, through gentle reminders given to Brother, Sister, and Honey as they await their milk and cookies. The shorter story length and well-loved characters provide toddlers a perfect introduction to valuable life lessons and routines. Ages 2 to 5.
Series: The Berenstain Bears
Board book: 20 pages
Publisher: Ideals Children’s Books, a WorthyKids imprint; Board book edition (March 3, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.5 x 6 inches
About The Author:
Though Stan died in 2005 and Jan in 2012, Mike carries on his parents’ love of creating Berenstain Bear stories from an area in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which looks a lot like Bear Country.
About The Publisher:
For years, this statement adorned the back cover of every children’s book we published. And it’s a sentiment that still drives our editorial vision. We strive to publish books for children that inspire and entertain—and teach a thing or two. We want our books to be those that a child turns to again and again as he or she climbs into a loved one’s lap, huddles on the floor with a friend or sibling, or takes a solo flight of fancy.
Ideals Children’s Books publishes 25 to 30 new children’s titles a year, primarily for two- to eight-year-olds. Our backlist includes more than 250 titles, and we publish picture books, activity books, board books, and novelty and sound books covering a wide array of topics, such as Bible stories, holidays, early learning, history, family relationships, and values. Our bestselling titles include The Story of Christmas, The Story of Easter, Seaman’s Journal, How Do I Love You ?, My Daddy and I, and The Story of Jesus. Through our dedication to publishing high-quality and engaging books, we never forget our obligation to our littlest readers to help create those special moments with books.
The history of the company begins not with our children’s books but with a magazine named Ideals, which continues today. In the early 1940s, Van B. Hooper began adding bits of poetry, prose, quotations, and art to the company publication he edited for the Louis Allis Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Interest in the publication grew, with requests for it coming in from outside the company and industry. In response to the demand, in 1944, Mr. Hooper launched Ideals magazine with the first Christmas issue. By the 1960s, Ideals had branched out and was publishing children’s books as well. Like the magazine, the books centered around family, home, holidays, and God. One of the best-loved early titles is Jolly Old Santa Claus, which has been published in a variety of formats over the years, all featuring the stunning artwork of George Hinke. Another early favorite is The Littlest Angel, the story of an unruly young angel in heaven who must determine what to give to Baby Jesus.
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