Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Revew: The Berenstain Bears and the Gift of Courage

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010)
***Special thanks to Krista Ocier of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962. Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents work together to write about and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too. Mike is married to Andrea, and they have three children. They live in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks a lot like Bear Country.

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Product Details:

List Price: $3.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310712564
ISBN-13: 978-0310712565


What Mom Liked:  We're Berenstain Bears fans at our house, and I'm loving the Christian themes coming up in them!  This was a nice story about how God gives courage for us to do the right thing (particularly in defending others), even if we don't think we can do it beforehand.

Esmé's been on a David and Goliath kick lately, so this book was the perfect combination.  (Somewhat to Dad's detriment - one morning found her swinging her purse around and around, hitting Dad in the groin.  "David and Goliath, Daddy!" she explained.)

And the part I found amusing:  David is known for fighting off the lions and bears, but of course, you need to come up with an alternative when David IS a bear!  So the book has him fighting off lions and WOLVES.

What Mom Didn't Like:  Got nothing for you!  A sweet book we both love...


ShEiLa said...

I have always like the Berenstain Bears. Good memories. Oh to be a kid again.