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The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room Paperback – May 12, 1983


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 800L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (May 12, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394866533
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394856391
  • ASIN: 0394856392
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Inside Flap

  "The room shared by Brother and Sister is a mess because the cubs argue

over who should neaten up instead of working together. Sure to make toddlers

smile while they absorb an implied lesson."--Publishers Weekly. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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.

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Customer Reviews

Great for teaching your kids lessons, and having fun while you're at it!!
josh
In this book, mama gets so fed up with the mess in the cubs' room, that she comes back with a huge box and starts tossing all their things into it.
boxwood100
I have loved this book ever since I was a child and still love to read it to my children.
disneygal

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By boxwood100 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 28, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is a great book to teach kids to clean up after themselves and what happens when they don't. In this book, mama gets so fed up with the mess in the cubs' room, that she comes back with a huge box and starts tossing all their things into it. Much at the cubs' protest, all their favorite toys are tossed inside. The illustrations are just wonderful in this book. They show a puzzle half finished and covered with cobwebs, spilled cups and drinks and dust and dirt all over everything. It's just very clear how nasty a room can get when it's not kept in order. Papa bear comes to the rescue and makes the cubs their very own organization center (must have watched HGTV out there in his garage where he makes his furniture!) where they have a toybox and a pegboard to store the items in the room. And, he makes boxes with labels to stack in their closet for their smaller items so they don't come tumbling out onto their heads anymore.

Everyone is very happy with the solution, especially the cubs since now they have a room they can enjoy themselves and with their friends.

Highly recommend!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Richelle W on July 26, 2014
Format: Paperback
Z: aw man
a classic

R: I don't want to ruin the ending, but... it's SO satisfying

Z: when they put all those hooks up to hang things and boxes organize things?

R: YES!!!!!!!!

Z: I almost cried.

R: I know... it was so magical
I always dreamed my room would look that way
(it never did)

Z: Never before has the fantasy world of literature been so painfully separate from reality.

R: TRULY, though.
one of the great heartaches of my childhood

Z: I feel like we should post this conversation in a review for this book on amazon.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. Youn on March 16, 2004
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I read this book when a child, and still remember it at age 25. Now, it didn't turn me into a neat person, but with fond memories of this book in my heart, I plan on having a clean room ... one of these days.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Megan Romer on 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 an excellent example. Very few children are naturally hyper-organized, most of them have messy room problems at some point in their young lives. This book shows by example that it is possible to keep a room clean and organized without too much work, and that life is so much more fun when a room is clean! It also shows that even adults sometimes have trouble keeping themselves organized, and that cleanliness and organization are lifelong pursuits. Like all of the Berenstain Bears books, it presents a problem and a solution with a moral lesson included in a style that children will find entertaining and even funny. Really, a great book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By designerd on July 16, 2007
Format: Paperback
The first time I saw this book my younger sister and I had pushed our poor mom to the limits with our messy room. Dolls, costumes, arts & crafts projects and so much more covered every surface of the room to the point we were barely able to find our beds. One day while we out were playing with the neighborhood kids, after breaking our promise we would clean the room first, my mom went in with big black garbage bags and packed up the entire mess and put the bags in the spare room. When we got home and discovered the "theft" we were livid. After she calmed us down and gave me my favorite teddy and my sister her favorite bunny, she sat us down with this book and we read it together. Gradually we got all our toys and other stuff back and the room actually did stay clean much longer than usual. She never had to take drastic action again because she would just pull out this book whenever the room started looking overly cluttered and we'd get the picture. Now twenty years later, I'm almost obsessively neat and organized (though sometimes it's fun to make a huge mess in the process of reorganizing) and I remember this book fondly every time I undertake a big organizing project. I'm sure it's not the only children's book about cleaning a messy room, but the Berenstain humor and memorable artwork make it a classic.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Shalom Freedman HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 21, 2005
Format: Paperback
This was one of our favorite Berenstain Bear books. It touched upon a very real problem, and addressed it with the usual Berenstain humor.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By med1girl on November 17, 2014
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I firmly believe all of life's problems can be solved by the Berenstain Bears. The messy room is an all time favorite of both "cubs" and parents. Most mothers can relate when mama bear loses it and starts throwing toys out much to the Cubs horror. I also appreciate the fact that in this book papa bear comes to the rescue and solves the problem. In the Berenstain bear books papa is often treated as the parent who makes all the mistakes in a bumbling and lovable way. It is nice to see papa bear receive the respect he deserves and the realization that mama bear isn't perfect all the time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Renee F. Richter on October 17, 2014
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Great book for children as they get older. My grandson is not a cleaner up er therefore it is a great one for him. He is at an age where he needs to learn it is his time to help. When he visits us he knows Grandma will not let him go home until all the toys are in the play pen where he used to play. Now he can chose toys then pull the play pen back into the empty bedroom where it is kept until he visits again. He thinks of all the toys as his but they are for all the little boys I have raised. (4 the oldest is over 40)
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