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The Berenstain Bears and too Much Birthday (First Time Books(R)) Kindle Edition

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Length: 34 pages Word Wise: Enabled Age Level: 3 - 7
Grade Level: P - 2
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Is there such a thing as too much birthday? Poor Sister is overwhelmed by her big, noisy sixth-birthday party. Her sympathetic parents help her realize the true importance of having a birthday in this humorous exercise in moderation for cubs--and parents.  

About the Author

Stan and Jan Berenstain were both born in 1923 in Philadelphia.  They didn't know each other as children, but met later at school, at the Philadelphia College of Art.  They liked each other right away, and found out that the both enjoyed the same kinds of books, plays, music and art.  During World War II, Stan was a medical assistant in the Army, and Jan worked in an airplane factory.  When the war was over, they got married and began to work together as artists and writers, primarily drawing cartoons for popular magazines.  After having their two sons Leo and Michael, the Berenstains decided to write some funny children's books that their children and other children could read and enjoy.  Their first published children's book was called The Big Honey Hunt.  It was about a family of bears, who later became known as the "Berenstain Bears."  


Stan and Jan planned all of their books together. They both wrote the stories and created the pictures.  They continued to live outside of Philadelphia in the country.  There are now over 300 Berenstain Bears books.

Product Details

  • File Size: 35304 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (February 27, 2013)
  • Publication Date: February 27, 2013
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009Y5BCOA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,394 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 2, 2000
Format: Paperback
A lesson of modesty which is very well described! Children and parents will learn that big, sensational birthday party does not necessarily ends up with happiness!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Nesbitt on March 20, 2010
Format: Paperback
We have at least 15 Berenstain Bears books, and this is one of our 5 year old son's favorites. It shows how much fun birthday parties can be, but also that we can get too carried away by them. There is one part where the cubs play "spin the bottle" which does seem odd, but Sister only ends up kissing Brother on the cheek...this part doesn't seem to be a problem for our son.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Landes on July 3, 2011
Format: Paperback
One of my daughter's favorite Berensteiin Bear's book. In this episode, we find the Bears preparing for Sister Bear's birthday party. Mamma Bear is quite concerned that the party will be too ostentatious--but not Pappa bear. The party starts and doesn't go quite as Sister Bear expects and the kids get a good lesson in expectations and politeness at your own party. Good subject matter and as always great lessons for your kids.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J T Allen on April 8, 2009
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This is our favorite Berenstain Bears book, a must for every child who has ever "wanted it all" for their special day. Sister turns six, and what starts out as a simple birthday celebration plan becomes an elaborate festival complete with too many goodies, ponies and merry-go-round, thanks to Papa. This is a bit much for Sister, who has only just turned six, after all! Parent everywhere will smile at the birthday meltdown and subsequent scenes, and children of all ages will relate to sister's ups and downs on her big day.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Vrieze on November 30, 2007
Format: Paperback
Sister Bear is going to turn 6 years old. She is very excited about all the Birthday games, toys, prizes, candy, pony rides, and even a merry-go-round! She and Brother Bear and Papa Bear get everything ready.

The other cubs arrive and they play games and have lots of fun. However, Sister Bear gets overwhelmed by all the excitement and breaks down into tears. She is upset because she got first out on On the Way to Jerusalem game and was humiliated at the Spin the Bottle game.

One cub asks her if she is going to open her presents and that breaks her concentration and she opens gifts. Her tears dry and she finds out much she has grown and improved the past year.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Papa Bear on April 14, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful book that presents a terrific lesson about not getting too carried away with birthday parties--a big problem these days!
The fuss and commotion and the pressure of an over-the-top party are too much for Sister Bear and she winds up just getting upset about the whole thing. I've seen this happen with real life birthday parties. And it's nice to see an innocent old-fashioned childhood still being depicted in our modern overly sophisticated world. This is another classic in the Berenstain Bears line of books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mishieru on November 30, 2013
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My daughter always loved biscuit books, but now as she is getting older, her new favorite is Bernstein bear books. Which makes me happy, these were a favorite of mine when i was a child also so I really enjoy our special time reading these books together. Right now "Too much junk food" is her favorite one. Can't go wrong with these books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rosa Cline on September 17, 2014
Format: Paperback
I really liked this book, really neat book to give to a child turning 6. As sister's birthday is coming up and Momma wants just a simple party for her but it turns out really big and it overwhelms Sister. But in the end she enjoys the day.. Good way to learn that there really can be too much birthday
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