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The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers (First Time Books(R)) [Kindle Edition]

Stan Berenstain , Jan Berenstain
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When Papa Bear tells the cubs why they should never talk to strangers, Sister begins to view all strangers as evil until Mama brings some common sense to the problem. "The Bears' rules for safe conduct among strangers are listed on the last pages, including a rule about the privacy of a bear's body. A good book to start awareness in young children."--School Library Journal.  


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Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2 The familiar Berenstain bear family may help to make a scary subject easier to bear. Brother discourages extrovert Sister from greeting every stranger she meets. Papa tells his children the rules for safe conduct among strangers. After Sister sees the headlines about missing cubs, she over-reacts, seeing every stranger as a threat. This is conveyed by a full-page spread: the top half shows reality, the bottom half shows Sister's scary version. Mama explains the concept of the bad apples in every barrel, literally. A funny looking apple is fine on the inside, but a perfect looking apple is bad on the inside. Finally, the attraction of a toy almost causes usually cautious Brother to go for a ride with a stranger. Sister isn't tattling when she tells her parents, she's just concerned for Brother's safety. The bears' rules are listed on the last page, including one about the privacy of a bear's body, a topic not discussed in the text. A good book to start awareness in young children. Elise Wendel, Orchard Road School, Skillman, N.J.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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When Papa Bear tells the cubs why they should never talk to strangers, Sister begins to view all strangers as evil until Mama brings some common sense to the problem. "The Bears' rules for safe conduct among strangers are listed on the last pages, including a rule about the privacy of a bear's body. A good book to start awareness in young children."--School Library Journal.  


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2367 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (October 27, 2010)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00472OBT8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,373 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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84 of 87 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the least paranoia inducing "stranger books" June 26, 2000
Format:Staple Bound
I have gotten rid of most "don't talk to strangers" books because they are mostly fear inducing. I want my children to use common sense, and this version emphasises that. Sister (gotta love the names :-) ) fears everyone when first told that not all strangers are trustworthy. Mama comes to the rescue with some much needed common sense and moderation. The book concludes with a plausible example of Brother maybe trusting a stranger too much.
A good starting point for working with young, very trusting children, on appropriate interpersonal interactions, and may help prevent the child from fearing even the grocery store clerk.
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Learning About Strangers January 6, 2004
Format:Staple Bound
This is a good book. My 5 year old son enjoyed the story, and the lessons that I wanted to convey about strangers (what is a stranger, stranger rules, etc.) were covered very well. The story shows how one can become too afraid as well as how one can be lured into leaving with a stranger. Children learn to be careful without being paranoid. Children also learn that "telling" is not the same as being a "tattletell".
We have enjoyed all 8 books that we purchased from this collection.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great book for preschoolers June 16, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Staple Bound
Book was informative, had step by step "rules" for the cubs to follow, and had a story line for the reader. The analogy of the "apple" looking fine on the outside but could be a rotten one on the inside,as well as the implications from the newspaper headlines was too advanced and confusing for my 3 year old. These comparisons would work best with 5+ age group. I would recommend this book but for slightly older children.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book on strangers for young children December 4, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Staple Bound
I used this book about 6 years ago to help teach my child about "stranger danger". This book helps to teach about strangers without scaring children away from everyone and everything. All the Berenstain Books are definately worth reading to youngsters - they all teach a lesson or two in a very positive, easy to understand way that is suitable for a wide age range. Most of them also make excellent bedtime stories (I didn't think this one was good for bedtime) and often help children to open up about a subject and discuss what they are thinking or feeling. They are also very good First Books for the cild to read as they get older. I highly recommend this and all of the Berenstain Bears books. My child outgrew them and had given them away, so I am now purchasing a few to give as a Christmas present to a co-workers 3 year old who I think will enjoy them as much as my child did.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Way to Open The Discussion... December 30, 1999
Format:Staple Bound
...about the danger of strangers. I have read this book to all three of my children, and they have definitely learned the value of caution. A nice feature is that the book shows, in a non-scary, friendly way, how scary the subject of strangers can be to children, but how talking it over can help allay those fears. The book also shows how a child's excitement over a stranger showing a common interest or offering goodies to the child can override the child's basic caution. I highly recommend this book for the collection of anyone who wishes to keep their child(ren) safe.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addresses an Important and difficult topic. July 25, 2004
By A mom
Format:Staple Bound
I have 2 children - a girl (2) who loves everyone and a boy (4) who is scared of everyone. How do I teach her to be cautious without having to loose her charm? How do I teach him to be friendly without being cautious, too? This book addresses it all. Sister Bear has one personality, Brother has the other. In the end, brother is tempted by a stranger and Sister steps in. It addresses stranger danger better than any other source I have seen. I really feel this is a must-have book for every parent and child.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Lesson In Strangers! May 17, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Staple Bound
This book is an amazing book. It first starts with Sister Bear talking to everyone she saw in her path. She told Papa Bear she talks to strangers. Papa said it's not a good idea. The lesson is, don't talk to strangers and don't go anywhere with strangers. Because of a mistake, Brother Bear talks to a stranger about his radio controlled airplane. But Sister Bear stopped him. My favorite part of this book is the back page, "Brother And Sister's Rules For Cubs." Kids should get this book because it's a very good lesson!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book September 6, 2004
Format:Staple Bound
my four year old son loves this book! I saved this book from my childhood and i am so glad i did ! deals with strangers in a way that little ones can understand. buy this and all other berenstain bear books!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Teaching tool
Another excellent teaching moment storyline from the Berendtain Bears collection. These are really written in an easy to explain, and understand format for young children without... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Liz M J
5.0 out of 5 stars Helps to explain stranger danger to little ones...
What a great book for tacking a difficult subject. I am reading it to my 5 year old and it has helped her to understand stranger danger without fear.
Published 7 days ago by Mrs Donna Casey O'Brien
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book for my kids
Published 15 days ago by Joseph radionics
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good for disabled kids. Linda
Published 16 days ago by Linda Evins
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for children with no social inhibitions.
This was a great lesson for our 7 year old with Asperger's. Social stories always help him better grasp a concept.
Published 20 days ago by Beth Jenkins
1.0 out of 5 stars A threat to society
This book Gave me nightmares. Help.
Published 1 month ago by Olivia
3.0 out of 5 stars Not our favorite Berenstain Bears book
We usually love Berenstain Bears, but this is probably the one we read the least out of our large collection. My 3 and 6 year old lost interest quickly.
Published 1 month ago by Evangeline
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book to learn about strangers
Great book to teach young children early about stranger dangers. It helps to bring the issue about strangers closer to the level of a 4-5 year old and helps with the conversation... Read more
Published 1 month ago by leia2201
4.0 out of 5 stars Good attempt at warning of the serious dangers involved with ...
Good attempt at warning of the serious dangers involved with interacting with strangers without freaking a kid out. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars It's become a favorite book because of the relatable story
The basic story of the book is that Sister talks to everyone while Brother doesn't talk to strangers. Read more
Published 2 months ago by TravandAsh
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