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The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies Paperback – October 22, 1988
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
First off, and this is not the reason for the two star rating, the vocabulary is adult, the language is very colloquial, and it is DIFFICULT for little readers. I heaped praise on my little guy just for working his way through it.
Secondly, and this goes for all the Berenstain books, Papa Bear is not a calm or rational creature. In this book, he is overly indulgent, quick-tempered, and thoughtless. Mama Bear speaks to him like a child. I don't like the family dynamics.
Last, I was pleased with the lesson about counting our blessings and not demanding more, more, MORE. But that was erased because the bear family decided that every time they went to the store, Brother and Sister could decide on ONE TREAT EACH. So they cemented the expectation that going to the store equals getting a treat. This is the OPPOSITE of our family's practice, and I think reading this book may have set us back a few paces on family harmony.
My only objection is the "superiority" the cubs seem to feel and don't hesitate to express about other "greedy cubs" after they have learned some control over their own greed. They parrot the parents when they see a cub throwing a tantrum and discuss how "embarrassing and awful" that behaviour is. Too bad. I'd rather see the cubs feel empathy for another, to understand how very similar they are to the others, even if they are currently displaying exemplary behaviour.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Grandson knew exactly what the gimmes were...we talked about how his parents handled them.Published 1 month ago by ak-ok
Clever book on getting the gimmies. We love this book! It seems to have worked already, and it's one of the nightly reads now.Published 1 month ago by Emma
Not much to say about these books other than we love them and will continue to buy the Berenstain bears book, great for all ages and all different kinds of things that can happen... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Megan