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.
Great affordable books for all the 'book instead of card' baby shower themes. EVERYONE loves Berenstains Bears!Published 14 days ago by Matthew Mayer
We may be living in a parallel universe, but the spelling of the Berenstain/Berenstein Bears is not the glitch in the matrix people are writing about. Read morePublished 17 days ago by M.K.M.
Great book about telling the truth, which my 5 year old needs reminding of sometimes! :)Published 22 days ago by Ampsdsu
Wonderful for teaching a lesson and having fun at the same time.Published 25 days ago by Christine Gold
My 3 year old grandson loves the Berenstain Bears series. They all have a great message and are fun to read.Published 25 days ago by MtnBikeChick