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The Berenstain Bears and Baby Makes Five (First Time Books(R)) [Kindle Edition]

Stan Berenstain
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What fun! What excitement! What a nuisance. At least that's the way Sister Bear feels. If it isn't being fed, burped, or diapered, it's being dandled, cuddled, or kitchy-kitchy-kooed. Yes, Sister's pretty fed up with the fuss everyone's making over the new baby. Even the dolls make her angry, because they remind her of the baby. Then Sister gets a special homework assignment and, with a little help from wise old Mama, comes to believe that this new baby might just be a nifty addition to the Bear clan.


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What fun! What excitement! What a nuisance. At least that's the way Sister Bear feels. If it isn't being fed, burped, or diapered, it's being dandled, cuddled, or kitchy-kitchy-kooed. Yes, Sister's pretty fed up with the fuss everyone's making over the new baby. Even the dolls make her angry, because they remind her of the baby. Then Sister gets a special homework assignment and, with a little help from wise old Mama, comes to believe that this new baby might just be a nifty addition to the Bear clan.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1976 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (March 30, 2011)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Y6N2WE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,330 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book that stands out among recent BB releases August 28, 2000
By B.C.M.
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
It has been my concern and the concern of other critics and fans of the Berenstain Bears that over the past number of the year, quality has yielded to quantity as we have seen an explosion of titles from Stan and Jan Berenstain but less substantive topics and quality illustrations (The Berenstain Bears Baby Bear Board Books, Jellybean Books, and titles like "The Berenstain Bears and the Mad, Mad, Mad Toy Craze" are examples). And just when you thought they had pulled out all the stops in trying to derive even heftier profits by adding a new member to the family, it turns out that planning and care went into the creation of this book and it stands out among recent Berenstain Bears releases. The book, along with the prequel titled "The Birds, the Bees, and the Berenstain Bears," published earlier this year, was intended to address many of the issues that were neglected in the classic "Berenstain Bears New Baby." Thankfully, Stan and Jan have done a fine job and my faith (though only wavering slightly) in this series is once again strong. I do encourage parents and children to check out this title as it does illustrate the challenges associated with jealously many kids may feel when attention is suddenly focused upon a new infant. Stan and Jan have said themselves that they have been considering this book for a long time and I think this shows itself positively--thought and energy has been put into this title and I wish that the Berenstain family might consider this correlation in the future. You can't rush art, and with over 30 new titles in the past two years, some might say the Berenstain Bears were/are being sacrificed in this nature. Whatever your opinions on the topic, The Berenstain Bears and Baby Makes Five is a good book and one you should definitely add to your Bears collection.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Taming Jealousy Aimed at a New Baby June 21, 2001
Format:Paperback
Sister Bear looks at her new sister, Honey, and proclaims, "What a nuisance!" while Brother Bear plays happily with Honey. From Sister Bear's perspective, Honey brings disruption and draws the attention away from Sister Bear. Brother Bear remembers what it was like when Sister Bear was born, so he doesn't find it too disruptive. The story looks at how to make a young sibling with a new baby sister or brother feel better.
Sister Bear notices that Honey is "crying, feeding, burping, spitting up, and diapering around the clock." "And when it wasn't those things, it was cuddling, dandling, fussing, and kitchy-cooing . . . or shopping, shopping, and more shopping . . . ."
Sister Bear is not fond of the smell of deployed baby diapers, and likes it even less when she is asked to wash out the diapers.
Mother Bear notices that there is a problem when Sister Bear leaves Honey out of a drawing of her family for a school project. Sister Bear explains that "there wasn't enough room on the paper!"
Mother Bear pulls out the old videos of when Sister Bear was a baby, and Sister Bear sees that she got the same treatment that Honey is getting now. Sister Bear goes back up to her room, and draws Honey into the picture.
It's bedtime, and Sister Bear wants to know, "'Mama,' said Sister, 'could we take a peek at the baby first?'"
"'You know something?' she whispered, 'She is kind of cute.'"
As you can see, young siblings of new babies often feel displaced and disgruntled by all of the attention the new baby gets and the attention that they do not receive. Parents would do well to share this book with that older child.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to introduce a new family member with. January 9, 2007
Format:Paperback
We got this book before my daughter was born to read to our 2 year old son. We had hoped that it would ease the transition from being an only child to an older brother. This book is easy to read, isn't too long and has great illustrations.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute but a little negative January 6, 2009
By L. Cook
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My adopted older daughter is 3 and we have a 2 year old foster child as well. When we got pregnant I wanted a book that talked about newborn/infant adjustments and how to handle the tiny babies. She likes the Berenstain Bears tv show so I thought this would be good. It does end on a good note, but during most of the book, sister is VERY negative and had way more issues than my daughter had even thought of! Maybe this would be better for a child a bit older or for a child who is already negative about a new baby.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars we love it May 1, 2009
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buy this to help my niece understand the changes that a new baby would bring into her life
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Using this book to make a preganacy announcement July 18, 2013
By AES
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We are announcing our 3rd baby so I got this book to use in a picture with my older two kids. Turned out well and everyone thought it was cute. The story it's self will be very useful to my 2 year old. I think it will help prepare her for the new baby in a few months.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet edition to the Berenstain Family July 14, 2001
Format:Paperback
The Berenstain books are some of my 4 year olds favorites. She loved this book - who wouldn't love little Honey Bear? This would be a great book for those bringing home a new baby!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty clear and understandable December 22, 2013
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This book does a good job of helping kids understand that new babies require a lot of care and attention. It also reminds kids that they too got just as much care and attention when they were babies. The only thing I didn't really like was that Mama and Papa Bear didn't even TRY to give Sister her own time and attention at all, except at the end when they were really just trying to get her to understand that they did it when she was a baby. Older kids still deserve some personal time with their parents, and I would like to think that most parents would attempt to get that 1-on-1 time in occasionally.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast shipping, as described
Fast shipping and made my baby announcement perfect!
Published 9 days ago by RemysMom
3.0 out of 5 stars ... jealously on a new baby this story would be good but after reading...
If you are having issues with jealously on a new baby this story would be good but after reading it I have decided not to read it to my boys before their sister is born as I do not... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jamie T.
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute book
It's a cute book, but it arrived slightly damaged. The book is curled and bent, with made creases in the cover. Read more
Published 3 months ago by R. Duvall
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 4 months ago by Mary M. Bartlett
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book for adding #3! We love the Berenstain Bears!
Published 5 months ago by ALMM
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for children
Great for kids and adults.It's awesome!
I love it. it's cool . sister is gealous bother is not

Hitchens jxjshdhhf
Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it because it makes you realize when someone is ...
I love it because it makes you realize when someone is new to life . You have to adjust to it.
Published 7 months ago by Shari Meyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good condition very pleased
Published 9 months ago by catlady
5.0 out of 5 stars New baby
This book is good to read to a jealous sibling when a new baby comes home. Better yet, give the idea a try after you read it.
Published 13 months ago by Moog
5.0 out of 5 stars Good children's book
I enjoyed reading the berenstain bears growing up. And now I'm introducing them to my daughter. I really enjoyed reading this to her.
Published 13 months ago by sweetchef23
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