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The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree Hardcover – September 12, 1978


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 100L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (September 12, 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394839102
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394839103
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this big, sturdy board book version of a deliciously shivery, easy-to-read classic Berenstain Bears Bright and Early Book, three brave little bears explore the inside of a mysterious old tree and go into, up, through, over, down, and out. Simple rhyming text teaches the concept of directions as  beginning readers enjoy a story and illustrations filled with thrills and chills of the gentlest kind.
 
Over the course of fifty years, Stan and Jan Berenstain wrote and illustrated hundreds of books about the Berenstain Bears in dozens of formats, from board books to beginning readers. Some of the most enduring are the stories in the groundbreaking Bright and Early Books and Beginner Books series. --This text refers to the Board book edition.

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Illus. in full color. Three terrified little bears explore the inside of a mysterious old tree and go into, up, through, over, down, and out.

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I read it to them almost every night.
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This book was a favorite of my children, and now is the same for my grandchildren.
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My three year old daughter loves this book, and we love reading it to her!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By angelie mccord on July 15, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is one of my favorite children stories of all times. I read this to my preschool class around halloween and they enjoyed it so much they would ask for it year round. It was especially delightful when I bought the cassette. The creeking of the door and stepping into the darkness made the children laugh with delight. I read it to my own son and allowed him to play the tape over and over, he quickly learned all the words. The most delightful memory I have of my son is him trying to imitate the sounds the cassette made. I now would like to pass this story on to my three godsons and I can only find the book not the cassette. What a great fun story for children. It brought a lot of joy and laughter to many children including my own.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "beebs1044" on November 16, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Like the others this was the first book that I learned to "read." My parents read it to me so many times that I memorized it before I actually learned to read the words themselves. Unfortunately because it's been my favorite book my three younger sisters, the youngest two being significantly younger, never got to read it because I hid it away. Now that I've found it again here they'll have a chance to see my favorite book. Of course it ends with one of the best lines in childhood literature, "Home again, safe at last."
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Nicholson on March 24, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This was one of the first books I had ever read as a child. It was also one of my favorite. I bought it again just to keep on my bookshelf so my and my friends children can enjoy it as much as I do. I HIGHLY recommend this book, not only for those of early childhood ages, but for those who are young at heart.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Sutter on September 24, 2011
Format: Hardcover
My mother saved all my childhood books, and I'm so grateful that she did. I'm sure that I would have forgotten books such as this one, despite requesting to have it read to me hundreds of times as a child. Sure enough, now my 3 year old son adores it as much as I did, and requests to have it read to him again and again. It is a nice length (not too long), not too many words on the pages, and the illustrations are great.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 1, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book to read to young children. The book can be read with a lot of acting and the children love it. It was one of my daughters favorites and I gave it too all the new children in the family till I couldn't find it locally. I highly recommand this book for all young children.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 2, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Excellent children's book! One of my all-time favorites when growing up. I STILL have the copy and I am old enough to wipe my own hiney and drive it around. ;) Anyhow, Jan and Stan Berenstain did a marvelous job writing this book. The pictures are what you would expect from these creative writers.
Basically, 3 bears go out on an adventure carrying 3 items to which they eventually use and lose on their journey through the dark, spoooooky old tree. Will they dare go into that spooooky old tree? Yes! They dare! And read it to find out what happens! What will they find? What will they lose? Will they survive? Fate shall choose! ;)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By General Pete VINE VOICE on February 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I could not have been any older then four when this book was first read to me. I remember it made an impression on me I did find the tree to be Spooky and indeed woke up screaming for more then a month. It wasn't of course until I was in High School that I finally understood it. The book is about the power of imagination more specifically the power that imagination has to make a mundane object i.e the Spooking Old Tree a source of fear. Those are the children's books that stick with you even more then two decades later.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BWP1 on November 3, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A good learning book, my favorite growing up, now I am reading it to my son!
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