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The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food (First Time Books(R)) [Kindle Edition]

Stan Berenstain , Jan Berenstain
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Mama Bear lays down the law when she notices that Papa and the cubs are getting too chubby. With the help of Dr. Grizzly's slide show on how the body works, the Bear family makes a healthful adjustment in their diet and fitness habits. "A most enjoyable introduction to good nutrition and exercise."--(starred) Science Books & Films.  


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Mama Bear lays down the law when she notices that Papa and the cubs are getting too chubby. With the help of Dr. Grizzly's slide show on how the body works, the Bear family makes a healthful adjustment in their diet and fitness habits. "A most enjoyable introduction to good nutrition and exercise."--(starred) Science Books & Films.  

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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 8291 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0394872177
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (October 27, 2010)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00472OBUC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,622 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great teaching book for all libraries! December 28, 2005
Format:Paperback
This is a cute book even without a message attached to it and it makes my little one laugh every time we read it. Dealing with eating too much candy and junk food is the subject and it starts with mama seeing that her cubs were eating all the time and getting quite chubby. So, after running into the family doctor at the grocery store, the bear family gets to see a slide show on the body and how it works. Plus, they learn the importance of eating good food and not the junk. The best part is something that all of us have difficulty doing. Mama bear throws out all the junk food in the house (actually, she puts it in the freezer) and provides only healthy snacks like carrot sticks, nuts and raisins. We've even tried this and believe me, it works. There's now a preference over candy for nuts and raisins (especially the yogurt ones!) and candy, well, it's just not that prevalent anymore. I highly recommend this one - it will stick with your children for life.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for teaching children about healthy foods October 7, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The book not only stresses eating healthy foods, but why our bodies need healthy foods. Book also gives a brief description of the body's different systems, digestive, skeletel, etc. Book finishes with the importance of exercise. Book stresses this lifestyle for children as well as adults.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! 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.

This book is no exception. Most people, especially kids, have a tendency to overindulge when it comes to junk food. This book shows that eating healthy is a lifelong pursuit (Papa Bear has the same troubles that the kids have). It's not intended as a primer on nutrition or exercize habits, but rather as a fictional story intended to promote conversations among families about healthy lifestyles. And for what it is, it's wonderful.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too Much Junk Food October 31, 2002
Format:School & Library Binding
This, like all other Berenstain Bears books, teaches a valuable lesson about eating healthy. It's a great story to inspire your child to eat healthy.
It all starts when Mama bear notices her cub are getting a bit chubby. So she takes all of the junk food in their house and locks it in the freezer. Well Papa bear wasn't too happy about this but he went along with it anyways. The next day the bears go to the grocery store. Mama Bear passes all the junk food and heads straight for the healthy food. At the checkout counter they run into their family doctor who tells them to stop by the next day. When they get there she shows them a slide show of how the body works and how much it needs healthy food. She also tells them to exercise.
This is a great story for kids who have a sweet tooth. It will show them that some healthy foods are good too. Also it can teach them that its good to have healthy food most of the time but a little snack is good here and there. Also it shows that exercise pays off, because in the end the bears are the only family to complete the Bear Country Marathon. I recommend this book to anyone. It's a great story and teaches a very valuable lesson. I am almost positive that you and your child will enjoy this book.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars terrible message November 13, 2011
By rj
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am such a huge fan of these books and movies but i tossed this one in the trash! it has the worst message ever. rather than talking about how healthy food gives you more energy and to enjoy everything in moderation it taks about the cubs being fat and that is the reason they should eat better. So far this is the only bear book i have absolutely hated. total disappointment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Little one loves this book July 15, 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am not a huge fan of this book, but my daughter LOVES it, so I am giving it 5 stars. She refused to try a sticky bun tonight because 'it's junk food', so I appreciate that (we mostly eat healthy around here). I just hope that she never points at anyone out in public and says something like "they eat way too much junk food".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars books March 14, 2014
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Books, you can never have too many books. Especially in a school setting. School, classroom and home.....the more the better
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars They need an adult version of this book! November 29, 2011
Format:Paperback
I think there's a very good reason that this book series has spanned decades and maintained popularity. It gives children the chance to think on their own and make their own choices for behaviors that carry over into their adult lives.

I really liked how in this book, we see the poppa bear dieting too. That way kids sort of see that parents can use motivation, too. Considering the growing waistline of the USA, maybe this book wasn't popular enough, haha!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Buying
My little one used to love junk food and candies before we purchased this book. Love that kids can relate to the story.
Published 4 days ago by BT
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it because it tells that juck food isn't good ...
I love it because it tells that juck food isn't good for you and it teaches people how to eat healthy food.
Published 26 days ago by Shari Meyer
1.0 out of 5 stars startlingly unmodern
The message is antiquated. Focus is on fat vs. skinny, not on health. Mama bear complains that cubs are getting "chubby". She should talk. Read more
Published 1 month ago by M. Esler
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another good book
Published 1 month ago by Paula Atwood
5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter loves this book.
Very educational and interesting to read. We read this book regularly before going to bed. We have many more such books.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one of her favorite.
My 3 year old daughter loves all the Bernstein Bears books. This is one of her favorite.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
The kids really like the book and are now trying to incorporate healthy eating habits.
Published 2 months ago by L. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
fun book
Published 2 months ago by TL
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Lesson
My 4 year old son really enjoyed this book! Hopefully now I can get him to eat carrot sticks! Lol
Published 2 months ago by milissa
1.0 out of 5 stars Let's all trash dads...
I read the Berenstain Bears as a kid and liked them, so I bought a few for my son. However, many of them (including this one) have the same theme: Dad and the kids are doing... Read more
Published 2 months ago by ShawnMilo
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