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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Series: Beginner Books(R)
  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (September 24, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 039480046X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394800462
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #323,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Inside Flap

Illus. in full color. "In rollicking rhyme Papa Bear shows the cubs the ins and outs of camping."--Catholic Library World.

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 love the original Berenstain Bears books and so do my kids.
JS
I used to have this as a kid and now I got a copy so I can share it with my children!!!
kahafa
It's a good thing the Bear Scouts have their guidebook and bandages!
L. Williams

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By GAMom on September 25, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This tale of Papa Bear's prideful camping advice that ALWAYS turns out wrong is a classic. I LOVED this book when I was young, and indeed I still do! I never mind reading it to my 3 year old daughter. We quote the line "Your stew is stewing well, but doesn't it have a funny smell?" to each other as an inside joke.
The Bear Scouts leave on a camping adventure, but at the last minute Papa Bear insists on going to "help out". His son and the other scouts always use their Bear Scout Guide, and always have success. But Dad ties his own knot which fails, makes stew of roots that tastes awful but then gladly devours the fish the scouts catch, and so forth. The rhyme is fun and memorable, the illustrations are captivating, and I would recommend it to anyone!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LadySihaya on July 21, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is a funny Berenstain Bears adventure book, in which the kids go camping and follow their Bear Scout Guidebook while Papa Bear tries to do everything his way and ends up making a big mess. My 3 y.o. likes this story very much, and asks for it frequently.

Like with many other Berenstain Bears books, I like that it teaches the importance of reading to learn stuff, but I find the dad's kluziness a bit annoying as I believe it undermines the respect for parents, cause it's not that it shows that parents can make mistakes too, but that they're totally incapable of doing something right.

However, it's a funny story, the adventure has a nice pace to it, and my kid enjoys reading it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paper Pen VINE VOICE on November 20, 2004
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Like other Berenstein books, Dad's a doofus, while the kids are wise in this camping-out adventure.

This is a fun story with nice artwork that I've ready many times to my kids (now 3 1/2 and 2). Frankly, I've gotten kind of tired of it -- the dad-bashing routine gets repetitive after a few dozen readings.

But the kids like it, and I think it will be a good one when they start reading on their own, too. There's even some good camping tips ("Put up your tents before it's late").
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By kahafa on February 6, 2014
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I used to have this as a kid and now I got a copy so I can share it with my children!!!
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I love the original Berenstain Bears books and so do my kids. They are wonderfully illustrated and the rhyme and meter are second to none. I was born and raised on these stories and I bought them for my children when they were born. "Inside, Outside, Upside Down" was the first book by daughter learned to read on her own. She is seven years old now and still loves them. These are timeless classics that you can pass on to your children and grandchildren. Buy them all now!
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By greenveld on September 27, 2013
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I grew up reading the old school Berenstain Bears books and this is definitely one of my favorites. My toddler loves this book and even my husband is getting into these books. These are high quality reads that can obviously span generations.

The older books usually have great rhyming verses unlike most of the newer books. It makes reading them that much more enjoyable.
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By m_man on May 13, 2013
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kids loved it, wacky and engaging. kids cannot wait to spend some summer camp time with their cousins. would purchase again
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By HappyHat on March 26, 2013
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I am going to be a Grandma and one of the first things I bought was a copy to replace the very worn old, old copy I read many times to my own children. It is funny and kids love to laugh at silly old papa bear. What could be better?
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