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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 500L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (October 12, 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394848357
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394848358
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Inside Flap

It's time for a routine check-up with Dr. Gert Grizzly. Sister Bear is brave about her booster shot, and Brother Bear is fine, but--achoo!--is that Papa Bear sneezing? "A light-hearted approach to the subject with straightforward information."--Appraisal.   

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.

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Hopefully she will be one someday.
Jessica
In the story, Brother and Sister Bear have to go to Dr. Gert Grizzly to have a checkup.
tvtv3
This was the perfect book to go with the doctor kits I bought for two of my grandkids.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By tvtv3 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 11, 2002
Format: Paperback
Most children are afraid of going to the doctor (well a lot of adults are, too, but for completely different reasons). When the word doctor is mentioned to kids images of needles, blood, bandages, and strange looking objects come to mind. Reading THE BERENSTAIN BEARS GO TO THE DOCTOR may help relieve some of the fears that children have when they know they are going to the doctor.
In the story, Brother and Sister Bear have to go to Dr. Gert Grizzly to have a checkup. Brother isn't too bothered by the whole thing, but Sister is a bit worried. The next day Sister is able to help out some frightened younger cubs while she is in the waiting room and sets an example for all the children to follow.
Overall, a delightful little book that helps relieve children's fears of going to the doctor and gives them a broader perspective about life.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Vicki R. Kurrle on November 3, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book was the favorite book for my young children (now grown) when we

were preparing for doctor visits. It is still beloved by my retarded son

who is now 31, and I have bought many copies for him through the years. It

covers all the important topics: anticipation (dread), waiting room, routine

exams, and possible shots. All of this is with pictures and words.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chris Havermale on December 1, 1999
Format: Paperback
The berenstain Bears Go To The Doctor is a great book.I especially like how it has the cubs (brother and sister) going to the doctor for a check-up. They ended up not finding anything wrong with them and getting a shot anyway so they don't get sick. It turns out that papa, whose convises them that he never gets sick, gets sick. This is a really good book and fun to read. I would recommend this book to anyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 9, 1999
Format: Paperback
I love the Berenstain Bear Book Series. They are interesting, exciting and fun to read. I learn alot of new things when I read the stories. Every kid should read the Berenstain Bear Books!!! I know that every kid will love them!!!!!!!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Megan Romer on December 14, 2005
Format: Paperback
The world lost a real gem of a writer when Stan Berenstain passed on November 29. Together, Berenstain and his wife, Jan, and eventually their two sons, created books featuring lovable but flawed characters who tackle just about every real issue that faces families.

All kids have fears of the doctor, and why shouldn't they? Most doctor's visits for young kids involve lots of uncomfortable poking and prodding, and, more often than not, shots. Yikes! However, going to the doctor is still necessary, we all have to do it. This book will help open a dialogue to let your child discuss their fears, and let you discuss why visiting the doctor is so important. Kids will enjoy the gentle humor and honest portrayal of a doctor's visit (yep, Sister Bear has to get a shot!) and the consequences when you don't go to the doctor (Papa gets sick). A great conversation starter!
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Papa Bear is portrayed as an idiot in this story. My grandson's father is a little insulted by this sexist portrayal with good reason. The Doctor and cubs interaction is good until the Doctor opens the door to the waiting room while giving a shot. The illustrations are wonderful. I would not buy this. Also there is a Berenstain Bear going on vacation at the beach book with the father again doing everything wrong. My three year old grandson is not going to get the humor of these two books. I'll be more careful with Berenstain Bears purchases.
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By BBJ on June 30, 2014
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My 3 yr old son loves this book!
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We love the Berstain Bears to begin with. We got this one and then introduced it to our children the night before one of our kindergartners had to go get his shot. Let the kids pretend to give shots. Then next day, let the kiddo take it to the doctor's office. We read it in the waiting room. He talked to the doctor about everything in the book, and then was still and didn't move for three shots. When we were done, he read it again on the way home, and put himself in the story. There were 2 pages of stickers, and he was rewarded with stickers, and there are plenty left for the next kiddo. A wonderful investment.
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