Thursday, September 10, 2009

Review/Giveaway: The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule


You didn't think we were going to leave you with no giveaways this week, did you? Thanks to ZonderKidz, we've got two copies of this Berenstain Bear book to share with two of YOU!

The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule, by Stan & Jan Berenstain with Mike Berenstain, is a great practical application story of the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12) geared towards the ages of 4-7. Sister Bear receives a beautiful gold locket with the Golden Rule inside for her birthday. When a new bear shows up at school, Sister Bear remembers what it was like to be left out. The Golden Rule helps her decide what to do when no one else wants to befriend the new girl.

Two-year-old Esmé gives this book a thumbs-up! The lesson and the quantity of words are just a bit too advanced, in my opinion, for her to follow, but she loves the bears, enjoys the pictures, and has asked for me to read this a number of times. And I'm constantly amazed at the things she picks up on and comes up with, so I'm sure she'll amaze me with her application of the Golden Rule one of these days. (That, or ask me for her own gold locket!)

And of course, I always love books with valuable lessons that my kid enjoys!

You can purchase this book through Zondervan for $3.99. Or check out ZonderKidz for more kids' books with spiritual and life lessons.

And of course, enter here to win one of two copies!

To enter:

Leave a comment on this post. Make sure I have a way to get a hold of you if you win. That's it!

I'll randomly pick two winners on September 22.

International readers welcome!

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83 comments:

The Activity Mom said...

I haven't seen this book yet. Looks cute!

Annette said...

You can't go wrong with the B. Bears! Classic!
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Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

I've always loved the Berenstain bears and M already has a couple of their books. We have actually talked about the Golden Rule (although I didn't call it that) and he is totally confused about "if I hit someone why does that mean I want them to hit me?" Yep, that's what he got out of our little talk and those were his exact words. :) He just can't seem to get past that point, lol. I would love to win this book, but I think we'll be checking it out at the library even if we don't! Thanks for the review!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I'd love to win this book! The Golden Rule is the most important thing I teach my children.

mommy2boys said...

We have several BBears books but not this one and I think this would be a wonderful addition to our collection (I might just pick it up at the library if we don't win)

Thanks

Healthy & Happy said...

Hi! I would love to have a copy of the Golden Rule to read to Esme when she comes to visit - and to all the other little visitors i have.... :)

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

yay we love books here! :) enter me!

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Amanda said...

Thanks for the review. Michaela loves BB.

Brooke said...

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this would make a great Christmas present for the niece! :)

perilloparodies said...

OOH!!! I would love to try and win a copy. thank you!

Julie said...

My kids and I have been Berentein Bears fans for umpteen years.

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thesehappydays said...

I remember these books from my childhood. Would love to win them for my twin girls.

thesehappydays said...

I remember these books from my childhood. Would love to win them for my twin girls.

Ticia said...

We're big bear fans here.

shang09 said...

I love Berenstain Bears! Such a blast from the past.

richies said...

My daughter, who is now 30, loved the Berenstain Bears books when she was a little girl. We had to buy one every time we went to the bookstore.

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Stacy said...

We love the Berenstain Bears! My daughter is just getting into these books!

holdenj said...

We always loved the Bernstain Bears around here. Definitely hadn't seen this one yet.
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Beth said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

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Honey Mommy said...

I love the Berenstain Bears! This would be great to teach my two little boys to BE NICE to each other!

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Infant Bibliophile said...

I love/loved the Berenstain Bears and look forward to when my son can really enjoy them with me (mine's not quite 2). Thanks for the give away!

Cocoa Lover said...

My kids have always been fans of this series

Bende and Zoé said...

Living abroad means I'm always keen to get ahold of English books! And as a kid I loved the B.Bears. I had a few that my kids now read (new baby, when Sister was born, and one about the messy room and another about dinosaurs). My son really enjoys them, so I'd love to add another to the collection!

Sassy and Classy said...

Great book! Good for grown up sometimes too. = ) Thanks for the opportunity. spiffynpink at sbcglobal dot come

Dolphin Girl said...

I loved the Berenstain Bears as a kid!

cpullum said...

My daughter would love this count our family in!
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Nad said...

We love the Berenstain Bears! Thank you for the chance!

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Bonnie said...

I agree the BB books are more for 4 and up, that being said enter my name since I have kids that age who enjoy the BB books.

Madeline said...

I used to love the Berenstein bear books! I'd love to get some for my little guy!

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

We don't have any of the Christian Bear titles. We'd love to try them :).

Thanks!

Carolsue said...

I'm just now starting to collect books for my baby. This would be a great addition!
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celeste7777 said...

The Berenstein Bears are the best! I have so many good memories reading their books! I want to pass them on to my children!

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THANK YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to share this motto with my ESL students. Looks liike a very cute book.
Thank you,
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mverno said...

i would read this to my grandson mverno@roadrunner.com

Anonymous said...

That is the motto to live by!
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Alicia said...

My three kids love the Berenstain Bears and so do I. It is completely non-offensive, and I never have to worry that my kids might be picking up words or phrases that I might find objectionable.
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Mamushi Love said...

My sister and I used to have several Berenstein Bears books when we were growing up. Not sure if we still have them somewhere or not. I'd love to win this for my God-daughter.

slb3334 said...

I love those books and the lessons they teach in a fun way.

Andrea said...

I grew up reading and collecting Berenstain Bears books. I love to add this one to my collection!

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Kristi said...

I love the Berenstein Bears! My son would enjoy this book!
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Anonymous said...

We have a bunch of the Berenstain bears books and love them! Always a lesson taught to learn!

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**Nicole** said...

My daughter and I both love the Berenstein Bears! :D

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Molly K said...

I loved the Berenstein Bear boosk when I was little. I would love to be able to share them with my boys.

Qwill said...

My class loves the Berenstain Bears.

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Sarah said...

Looks like a cute way to teach the golden rule - and my three year old could use some help in that department!

Amanda said...

My daughter loves the Berenstein Bears. I did too as a child. macd82 at gmail dot com

Amy said...

I love the berenstein bears and di as a child as well. I'd love to introduce my little one to them as well - he has lotsov books but not these yet. although he has seen the series!

Jennai said...

Berenstein Bears are wonderful! I'd love to add this to my son's library!
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Carol EL said...

I grew up reading Berenstain Bears books. I would love to read this book to my grandkids. jelly15301@gmail.com

Darlene said...

My daughter loved these books when she was little. I'd like to have one for my nephew.

randio said...

My kids loved the Berenstain Bears Books & now I'd like to add this one to my Grandma's Library for my grandkids! Thanks

Linda said...

My grandson loves for me to read one of his Berenstain Bears books.
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danosor said...

My grandson would love this book.I hope i win for him.

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amyd said...

We love the series,this would be excellent!

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demmi said...

please enter me con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Gwendolyn B. said...

The kids at my house LOVE Berenstain Bears - and I've been trying to get them to grasp the Golden Rule lately. This would be a PERFECT win for us! Thank you for the chance.

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Aaron said...

As a kid, I loved these books!

Heather said...

Oh cute! We love the Berenstain Bears family!

chazvgo said...

My boys love their B bear book, and we don't have this one :)

Jaime said...

THese are such great books and the kids love them
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1993wel said...

My 6-year-old loves the Berenstain Bears books and can read them himself. He's been checking them out of the school library and I'm sure he'd love to own this one!

mom2anutball said...

These books are so fun! Thanks for the chance! My daughter would love them!

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Nicole said...

Me and my daughter love the Berenstain Bears books!!

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bridget3496 said...

We love the Berenstain Bears!

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lil.blessing said...

my kids love these books!
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One Cryptic Mama said...

My daughter just discovered the BB books & loves having me read them to her. Thanks!

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chrissyb said...

I loved these books growning up I'd love to win one for my son!
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Melissa said...

Cute--I've always loved the Berenstain Bears!

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Andria said...

What a cute book. I would love a chance to win. Thank you.

janetfaye said...

I used to love reading the Berenstain bears to my children.

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Jennai said...

Berenstein Bear books rock! Thanks for the chance.
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dvice said...

This would be fun to have

Anonymous said...

Happy End of Summer!

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rosannepm said...

What a great saying if we all lived like that
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naynays1 said...

Thanks for the review. My kids like the Berentein Bears

Tonya said...

I love these books! I read them when I was little and have started my children on them as well.

masonsgranny59 said...

my grandsons wwould love these:)

Maja said...

my son would love it

kerri69 said...

My girls relly enjoy the berenstein bears and this was always my moms favorite rule and one i try to teach my girls

Katrina said...

I love love loved their books when I was little and I would love to read this one to my daughter

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the bears. This sounds like a great book.

Stephaniemyjw said...

I love those books and the lessons they teach in a fun way.