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The Berenstain Bears and the Truth Paperback – September 12, 1983

4.8 out of 5 stars 276 customer reviews

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About the Author

Stan and Jan Berenstain were already successful cartoonists for magazines and adult humor books when they began writing children's books. The first story starring the bear family, The Big Honey Hunt, appeared in 1962. Since then, more than 360 Berenstain Bears books have been published, and more than 300 million copies have been sold. What began as an idea sparked by their young sons' love of reading has become one of the best-selling children's book series ever.

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When Brother and Sister Bear accidentally break Mama's favorite lamp, their little lie grows bigger and bigger, until Papa Bear helps them find the words that set everything right again.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 680L (What's this?)
  • Series: First Time Books(R)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (September 12, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394856406
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394856407
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (276 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on March 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
Our family enjoys this book because it uses a common situation (a lamp broken by a ball kicked in the house) to illustrate the importance of telling the truth. Especially appealling was the end- where the cubs learn that mother is more concerned with their honestey than their accidents. The message is that we don't need to be perfect, but we do need to tell the truth.
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The Berenstain Bears books are my son's favorite this month (preferences at this age die quickly). Each of the books has a nice story to tell, with a morale that is not hard to communicate to a 3 or 4 year old. The good illustrations make reading the stories fun and the format of thebook is perfect for travel, when you don't need a 5 pound children's treasury to carry along as well.
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When my 4-year old daughter started lying constantly we tried everything - lectures, books from the library about lying, loss of privileges, etc. When I found this book and read it to her, it was like a light bulb went off in her head. She finally understood and the lying stopped almost overnight. I'd recommend this book to any parent having trouble with a young child telling lies.
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Wonderful! This book shows Brother and Sister are bored. Sister mentions some ideas, but Brother doesn't want to do any of them. Finally Brother tries to kick his soccer ball past Sister, but she blocks it. It knocks over Mama's favorite lamp. The cubs try to come up with a huge tale about what happened, but they never get the story straight. Finally they learn that honesty is better than lying.
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My students absolutely love the Berestein Bears books!!! I teach kindergarten so this books is above their independent reading level. They love it when I read this book to them. There are life lessons in each of the Berestein Bear books, which I love. I think kids start learning how to lie around this age, so it is good to learn that you should always tell the truth. I would highly recommend this product. It is very reasonably priced and came in a timely manner. It is of excellent quality and I received this book new. Please note that I did NOT receive this book at a discounted price. I paid full price for this product. This is my honest review of this book. Please let me know how I am doing by voting "yes."
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By A Customer on April 26, 2001
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The Berenstain Bears and the Truth is a wonderful story for children of any ages. It teaches children a very important lesson,always to tell the truth no matter what and if a lie is told, it would always come back to haunt you. I greatly recommend this book for children.
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I grew up loving to read the Berenstain Bears book series, so I have always wanted to get my children reading them as well. We have some of the other series books at home already, but thought this would be a great one to add to the collection because of the topic of the story. Unfortunately we have dealt with some issues with children not always telling the truth, and I have found that my children tend to listen better when it comes from someone other than mom or dad. Both of my kids love this book and have been able to learn more about the importance of telling the truth.
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We're dealing with 'trouble telling the truth' with our 4 year old. I purchased this book to start the conversation and I think he gets it... but this story is slightly over his head with too many description words used for the bird in the story, he can't follow. He does understand the part when Mama bear was sad that her lamp broke and I tried to simplify the lie.
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