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The Berenstains' B Book (Bright & Early Books) Hardcover – August 12, 1971


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (August 12, 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394923243
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394923246
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 6.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,768 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Using 33 different words that all begin with the letter B, the Berenstains create a funny tale that snowballs to an exciting climax.

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".  

* Over 50 children's books later, Stan and Jan still plan all of their books together -- both write the stories, and both write the pictures.  They live outside of Philadelphia in the country.  

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I could recite this book before I could read.
C. Williams
It is a silly book about words that start with the letter B and it's so much fun to read.
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I loved this book as a child & now my children are enjoying it!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By imatechfan on February 20, 2005
Format: Paperback
I recently visited my parents and was searching their bookshelves for books that would interest my toddler. I came across this book and discovered that 30 years later I can still recite "big brown bear, blue bull, beautiful baboon, blowing bubbles biking backward..."

I loved this book as a child and my toddler loves it as well. It's fun to read, with large, colorful pictures and a silly story that certainly helps little ones figure out what sound a "B" makes. And they'll giggle all the way through as you try not to stumble over all those "Bs"!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 14, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book has been in my family for almost 20 years now and we are getting the younger generation into it now. Of the many Berenstain books I have read growing up this is one that I will never forget and continuing reading (as fast as I can) for as long as I live. My family still has competitions to see who can read this tongue twisting story the fastest. It is an enjoyable book for any kid of any age.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark Baker HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 27, 2012
Format: Hardcover
My family discovered this book when my younger brother was the age for picture books, and we all loved it. In fact, we can still quote it by heart.

The book is really just a list of things that start with the letter B, but the Berenstains have managed to create a story that's a lot of fun with it. We follow the results when a bear, a bull, and a baboon blow bubbles and bike backwards. What happens? Well, they bump into all kinds of things. And the more they bump, the more absurd the book gets and the more fun it truly is.

As I said, we all loved this book. It was clever and charming and so out there you can't help but laugh at it. Each page pretty much repeats what came before while adding a new layer to the chaos. And the illustrations capture what is happening perfectly.

This is a true classic picture book. If you can find a copy, you're family will love it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Charles Andrews on October 1, 2001
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A favorite Berenstain book of my children I was happy to find it for my grandson.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Robertson on September 11, 2004
Format: Paperback
The text consists of words beginning with B with a minimum of any other words. This is a great idea for teaching beginning readers, and I wish there were more books like this.

The illustrations are cute and the the story is funny. In other words, it's by the Berenstains.

If you like the Berenstains, and if you like picture books with alliterative text, then you have two good reasons to try C is for Clown, 0001714422.
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By Love Life on April 23, 2008
Format: Paperback
My mother read this book to me 30+ years ago and my brother still has a tape of me reciting the book from memory. When I had my daughter 20 months ago, my mother and I searched everywhere and finally found a copy. I have been reading this book to my daughter for months now and she LOVES it. She even knows words from her "B book" by sight, can repeat some of the phrases and points to the brown bear and blue bull as I'm reading. I would highly recommend this book.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The text consists of words beginning with B with a minimum of any other words. This is a great idea for teaching beginning readers, and I wish there were more books like this.

The illustrations are cute and the the story is funny. In other words, it's by the Berenstains.

If you like the Berenstains, and if you like picture books with alliterative text, then you have two good reasons to try C is for Clown, 0001714422.
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Format: Hardcover
This book is quite funny. Especially when you read it fast as I'm always requested to do. How fast can you read, "big brown bear, blue babboon, beautiful babboon blowing bubbles, biking backward, bump black bug's banana boxes..." And and it goes from there! It's really fun to read aloud and plus it's easy for little ones to memorize. A very cute book, and a very easy way to teach the letter 'b'. Great book - ours gets taken to bed!
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