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What happens when Sister Bear noticies that Mama's lap is shrinking? No, it's not that Mama is eating too much salmon and honey comb. Mama is going to have a baby! With a little help from Mama and Dr. Gert, Sister learns about the birds and the bees...and sonograms, too!

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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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: First Time Books(R)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (January 25, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679889590
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679889595
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I love Berenstain bears! That said, I couldn't believe how horribly they muddled a topic like birds and bees. If they didn't want to write about it, then they shouldn't have. Instead, they have mother have sister ask the doctor about it. It is a touchy enough subject without books like this implying to kids that it is such an embarassing topic that mothers shouldn't even talk to their kids about it, only doctors! The doctor then answers her questions vaguely by saying the baby comes out the "birth canal". Like that tells sister, or any kid reading it, any more than they already know! Then it ignores the topic. Jan and Stan could have easily written the book by glancing on the topic, and made a good book leaving out asking the doctor questions that weren't really answered. If they were going to talk about it, talk about it, instead of leaving parent and kid with a bad taste of - oh this stuff is too "embarasing" to even mention in a book. Nothing wrong with not mentioning it, just shouldn't mention it if they're just going to blush and avoid it. I think it makes the idea of the birds and the bees even scarier than our culture already has. It does not do this out of respect or sacredness of the topic, as it delves into it, just doesn't say anything about it, but lets talk about this topic but it's too scarry to really talk about in anything but vague terms. (giggle giggle) The way it is written reminds me of a bunch of middle schoolers trying to talk about something they feal they shouldn't and are to embarassed to say anything about!
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I read this to both my girls, and the beginning is wonderful and age appropriate. However, in the middle of the book it goes into a birds and bees explanation that was completely confusing my daughters (4 and 7). They wanted to know what that had to do with the baby in my tummy. The answer is nothing, really, I felt it muddied the issue rather than clarifying. I also thought the cliffhanger was sort of a cheap trick to get us to buy another book.
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I agree with other reviewers in that the Berenstain's didn't do the best job on this book. My daughter is only 2 years old so I don't expect her to understand much about mommy being pregnant but this book was really no help at all. For very young children, the terms are probably just too advanced (my daughter knows what a tummy is but wouldn't have a clue where to look for a "birth canal"). For older children, they may not be like Sister Bear and be able to just accept what they are being told without lots of other questions. I also agree that the ending was a lame way to get you to buy the next book (which by the way, is much better).
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This book really helped with the transition into bringing another baby home when my two girls were it for so long.
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We own more than twenty Berenstain Bears books. This one is so vague about the topic as to be almost pointless. There are many other books out there to explain this topic. I was disappointed.
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As a child my favorite books were the Berenstain Bears. When my husband and I started our family the first books I looked at were the Berestain Bears Collection. I couldn't wait to start sharing these books with my children.
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This book was EXCELLENT for helping my two year old understand what was happening when I got pregnant with his baby brother. He was fully prepared the first time we went for a sonogram, was actually excited to see the baby inside because he understood what we were going to see thanks to this book, and the one that comes after this, Baby Makes Five, was great for helping him understand what would come after. These books, along with others, made the transition to adding a new baby to our family so very easy! We LOVE the Berenstain Bears!
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I bought this for my 3 year old and have put it back on the shelf for when she is older. The subject is handled well and will be welcome in a couple of years.
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