The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $9.99
  • Save: $1.18 (12%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: While this book has been loved by someone else, they left it in great condition. Hurry and buy it before someone else does and take advantage of our FREE Super Saver Shipping!!!
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights) Hardcover – September 28, 2009


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$8.81
$5.00 $0.01

Frequently Bought Together

The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights) + The Berenstain Bears' Old-Fashioned Christmas + The Berenstain Bears Get Ready for Christmas (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights)
Price for all three: $20.04

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Berenstain Bears/Living Lights
  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (September 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310719402
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310719403
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #679,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1–This update modifies the original book (Random, 1980) and adds a slightly more religious message. It is Christmas Eve and the Berenstain Bears need a tree. Of course, Papa makes a mess of things and learns that Christmas is &a time to be thinking of others–/to show love and respect to your sisters and brothers/And to treat them all/with kindness and concern. The added references to Sunday school, Jesus, a Nativity scene, and God will not be noticed unless readers are doing a close textual analysis. The rhymes are slightly more awkward than usual, but the kids who love the Bears family's solid traditional values won't be too bothered by any changes. If your old copies are worn out, this will be a popular addition.–Anne Connor, Los Angeles Public Library END

About the Author

Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962. 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 their studio in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks much like the sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country.



Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents, Stan and Jan, working together to write and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too.


More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
6
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
1
1 star
2
See all 10 customer reviews
The Berenstain Bears are funny to me.
Anne
It's a great story with a wonderful message...a little longer than some other B. Bears books, but well worth the longer time reading it to your kiddos!
Betsy M
I bought this book because I saw it in a hardcover format and wanted a copy that would last longer than my old paperback.
Judy Blue

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Judy Blue on June 25, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought this book because I saw it in a hardcover format and wanted a copy that would last longer than my old paperback. I should have listened to the earlier review about it not being the same book.
If you know the original, don't even bother with this one. The text has been revised to reflect a more religious tone. Of course, if you are a "Jesus is the reason for the season" person, these are good changes. There are biblical references, Sunday school edits, nativity scene additions, and they even cut out any mention of Santa by name. They have also cut out the entire last page of text and illlustrations.
If you are NOT religiously inclined and really want a copy, see if you can find an older version of the book. Original copyright was 1980. I use the older version in my classroom. For obvious reasons, this one is out for school purposes. This edition is going straight back to Amazon. If I had known that this was an altered version, I would have never purchased it.
I have nothing against religious books about Christmas. I do feel sad that the Berenstains felt the need to change the original, classic story.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By jennie on January 30, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This was my son's favorite Christmas book when he was growing up. I ordered this new one for a first grade class. There have been some additions which, because I KNOW the original, detract from the text. However, it is essentially the same beautiful message and the wonderful artwork is essentially the same. I still recommend this book though the buyer should be aware of the additions.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JLC on January 4, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I love reading Christmas stories on my Kindle, and my daughter wanted to read one of her own. I purchased this book for her, as I love the Berenstain Bears' series. These books have great messages and are easy to read for kids. She found this book to be very entertaining and even read it twice! Cute book!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Anne TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 17, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The Berenstain Bears are funny to me. A friend once pointed out to me that Ma Bear is always the one who makes the right choice and Pa Bear always seem to go his own way--which is often a foolish way at first, but then he learns a lesson in the process of the story--along with brother and sister bear. Sometimes I think I get a little too critical of books and the message in them--essentially cynical. This thought occurred to me today: I wondered how I would feel if it was the Ma Bear making the foolish choice in this story? The plot hinges around someone (really everyone) learning more about and remembering the true spirit of Christmas--the joy of Christ--Giving, not Getting.

In this story, Pa Bear takes the cubs out to find a tree. He doesn't want to buy the same old tree from the same lot everyone else has bought theirs from. No, he wants to go into the forest to find his own perfect tree for Christmas. In the process, he remembers that Christmas is about giving, not getting.

There is no mention of Jesus in this tale of Christmas and only once is God mentioned directly. When I read it, I will talk to my children about the story and that the spirit of Christmas is the joy of Christmas (which is what the story is about)--that Jesus came to the world for us and that He loves us. I will talk about the real Christmas star that shone over Bethlehem when Jesus was born.

But, this story is a sweet story to share with your children as you get ready to decorate your tree or as you sit around and enjoy it. There is a warmth in our homes that comes with Christmas decorations. There are good memories and the love we have for our families that we remember. I have wanted a book that I could sit and read with my children that would express these things to them.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JRCB on December 11, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I grew up reading the original version of this book and was EXTREMELY disappointed to find that it has been edited and rewritten to make it much, much more religious. It's not that I object to the message necessarily, but it is disappointing that a classic book was changed. I wish I had read all of the reviews before purchasing this book, as I would NOT have bothered with it. If you are expecting this book to be the same one that was originally published, BE WARNED that it has been altered.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?