Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Berenstain Bears are back!

About The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule:

When Sister Bear receives a locket for her birthday with the Golden Rule inscribed on it, she wonders what the verse means. And although Mama Bear explains it, it isn’t until she befriends a lonely newcomer at school that she understands what the rule looks like in action.

About The Berenstain Bears Go to Sunday School:

When Mama Bear decides its been too long since they’ve attended church at the Chapel in the Woods, the Bear family works to get back in the habit. It isn’t long before the family remembers what a wonderful place the church is and finds that going to church is something they look forward to every week.

My thoughts:

The Berenstain Bears books have been published since the 1960's, so I would guess that many of us remember reading them as children. These books have stood the test of time for many reasons - the entertaining antics of the rambunctious bear children, the book's colorful pages, and the life lessons taught on a level where the youngest of readers get the message. It's nice to see these stories take on Christian themes such as going to a place of worship as a family and treating others as you yourself would want to be treated. Children of all ages will enjoy a visit with the Berenstain Bears - some seeing them with fresh eyes, and others with fond memories of yesteryear.

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