In 1962 the Berenstain Bears were created. Jan and Stan Berenstain are the authors of these books that instantly became a family favorite. Before The Berenstain Bears books, Jan and Stan were a cartoonist team for some popular magazines like The Saturday Evening Post and Good Housekeeping. 14 years after the start of their own family, Jan and Stan decided to write their first children’s book. They were both very big fans of Dr. Seuss, who was the editor and publisher of their first book, The Honey Hunt. Now 56 years later, they have created over 300 books, and there have been 2 shows that were released. Their son Mike has now taken over and continues to write and illustrate new books in the series.
They use titles that let the reader know right from the beginning what the story will be about and the message that it will send. They tackle some pretty common problems that parents and children may experience. For example, in The Berenstain Bears In the Dark, the theme is about being scared of the dark. The Berenstain Bears and The Truth is a story about telling the truth and why it is important. Some Berenstain Bears books that we have are The Berenstain Bears Don’t Pollute (Anymore), The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist, The Berenstain Bears Think of Those in Need and we have plenty more to check out.
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