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.
This is a great story to talk about imaginations and how to take charge of them instead of the other way around!Published 1 month ago by Johns
My son makes me read this over and over. It's not a short story but he loves it. Still doesn't like the dark thoughPublished 1 month ago by ang
Berenstain Bears books are great. Entertaining and you usually get a good moral lesson. I grew up on these and we just bought every book we could find because we want our kids to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jared S. James
One of my 3 yo's favorites. She's going through her afraid-of-the-dark phase and I love this book because it addresses the reasons for Sister being afraid of the dark (imagination,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Corey
My 4 year old daughter just loves these books. We order a new one every time we have an extra 5 bucks. She's determined to have the whole collection of these.Published 6 months ago by Danica H.
I loved the Berenstain Bears as a kid and thought my kids would enjoy them too. This was a Christmas gift and they liked the book Because they also don't like the dark. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kim