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The Bears' Picnic Hardcover – August 12, 1966
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Papa Bear is an impetuousfellow. In this humorous and beautifully illustrated poem, he promises to take Mother Bear and their son "to the very best place in the world" for a picnic. The poem nicely lays out many examples of stalled thinking, and will encourage youngsters reading the book to check out their assumptions before they leap.
Papa Bear actually has a spot in mind where he and Mother Bear used to go. The only problem is . . . there's a smoky train that goes by that formerly idyllic spot now. Unwilling to admit that he may have been subject to the tradition stall (believing that things are unchangingly perfect), he charges off to try again. Before the Bear family is done, they will have found a big picnic full of other rowdy animals, mosquitos, trash in a dump, an airplane glide path, rain, and dangerous lightning.
Sure enough, they trudge home . . . and have their picnic on their dining room table. Which is a round about way of saying that there's no place like home.
Children will learn to question authority as well, having seen that Papa Bear can be so wrong.
These are a lot of good lessons in one short, enjoyable book.
Overcome your stalled thinking about how soon your children can start to improve their thinking with this book!
I think almost every child would enjoy this book because it is full of surprises, just when you think the bears have found the perfect place to eat something goes wrong. I would recommend this book for kids from ages 2-7. It is also a good book for parents to read to their children, because I think many adults would enjoy it too. I'm 13 and I love this book, it's one of the best books I have ever read. Its funny rhyming patterns and words make it fun to read. I highly recommend you read this to your child or have your child read it, because it is really worth the time. I know you will enjoy this fantastic story by Stan and Jan Berenstain.
What makes it doubly special is that I first read this book about two decades ago and it's still as funny and engaging as ever!
I have read these stories to my children, have just read this one on my own (feeling a little melancholy), and will most definitely read them to my grandchildren that I'm sure to have one day!
Don't pass up a chance to read these wonderful, timeless classics!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My thirty-year-old grandson loved The Bears' Picnic when I read it to him many years ago. Since then I have made sure that my other, younger grandchildren enjoy it as much as he... Read morePublished 18 days ago by barbara Erickson
My granddaughters love these books so I buy every one I can find that they do not have.Published 4 months ago by MH34
My son enjoyed this book. We plan to read more in the collection. These books are especially fun on trips and vacations.Published 5 months ago by Sathpri
This Bears' picnic story is very attractive to my 6 year old daughter. I also like this story which is educational for us to love our home. Home is the best spot for picnic.Published 7 months ago by Paul
Very cute book. My kids love it. It is a quick and easy read with engaging illustrations and a funny storyline. Glad we added it to our collection.Published 8 months ago by JessV
This was one of my favorite Berenstain Bear books from my childhood. Papa Bear reminds me of Homer Simpson.Published 9 months ago by Sharon Bradley
I bought to give as a baby gift. My children and grandchildren loved the book. I give one to each baby when invited to shower.Published 11 months ago by Bravesgirl
Favorite childhood book. I purchased for my children to love as well and they do!Published 11 months ago by Linette
Enjoy the Bernstein bears and the Bears picnic book. It will make you smile. Thank youPublished 11 months ago by RK