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He Bear, She Bear (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

By Stan Berenstain (Author) & Jan Berenstain (Author)
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Item description for He Bear, She Bear (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) by Stan Berenstain & Jan Berenstain...

Brother Bear and Sister Bear speculate on all the things they could grow up to be

Publishers Description
We'll jump and dig and build and fly
There's nothing that we cannot try.
We can do all these things, you see,
Whether we are he or she!

A young he bear and she bear discover they can do anything and be anything they want to--regardless of gender--in this empowering and fun, fast paced Bright & Early Board Book!
Stan and Jan Berenstain were both born in 1923 in Philadelphia.  They didn't know each other as children, but met later at school, at the Philadelphia College of Art.  They liked each other right away, and found out that the both enjoyed the same kinds of books, plays, music and art.  During World War II, Stan was a medical assistant in the Army, and Jan worked in an airplane factory.  When the war was over, they got married and began to work together as artists and writers, primarily drawing cartoons for popular magazines.  After having their two sons Leo and Michael, the Berenstains decided to write some funny children's books that their children and other children could read and enjoy  Their first published children's book was called The Big Honey Hunt .  It was about a family of bears, who later became known as the "Berenstain Bears".  Over 50 children's books later, Stan and Jan still plan all of their books together -- both write the stories, and both write the pictures.  They live outside of Philadelphia in the country.  

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Citations And Professional Reviews
He Bear, She Bear (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) by Stan Berenstain & Jan Berenstain has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Ingram Advance - 08/01/1999 page 27
  • Ingram Children's Advance - 07/01/1999 page 16

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages   24
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 5.73" Width: 4.33" Height: 0.45"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Board Books
Release Date   Aug 17, 1999
Publisher   Random House Books for Young Readers
Age  2-4
ISBN  0679894268  
ISBN13  9780679894261  

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More About Stan Berenstain & Jan Berenstain

Stan Berenstain 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."

Stan Berenstain lived in Solebury, in the state of Pennsylvania. Stan Berenstain was born in 1923 and died in 2005.

Stan Berenstain has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Beginner Books
  2. Beginner Books(r)
  3. Berenstain Bear Scouts (Paperback)
  4. Berenstain Bears
  5. Berenstain Bears (8x8)
  6. Berenstain Bears (Prebound)
  7. Berenstain Bears First Time Books
  8. Berenstain Bears First Time Chapter Books
  9. Berenstain Bears First Time Chapter Books (Prebound)
  10. Berenstain Bears Living Lights 8x8
  11. Big Bright & Early Board Books
  12. Bright & Early Board Books
  13. Bright & Early Book
  14. Bright & Early Book
  15. Bright & Early Book, Be 9
  16. Bright & Early Books for Beginning Beginners
  17. Classic Seuss
  18. Dover Children's Science Books
  19. First Time Books(r)
  20. First Time Reader
  21. I Can Read Books: Level 1
  22. I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books (Hardcover)
  23. Step Into Reading - Level 2 - Quality

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Reviews - What do customers think about He Bear, She Bear (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))?

Just Great!  Jan 5, 2007
My kid has totally fallen in love with this book. The illustrations are great and he looks at every little detail. He is only 17 months old, so I doubt if he understands the concept, but he likes to read this book. He points to the He Bear and says papa and the She Bear and says Mama! There is enough to keep him engaged for 15 mins. I would love it if it were a board book.
Fun for kids with many interests  Jul 17, 2006
Our son and daughter, ages five and three, have been pulling this book off the shelves at least a couple times each month over the past two years. It still appeals to them because the characters imagine themselves participating in many exciting activities such as flying a jet, making a mess or 'taming twelve tigers.' Gender issues are just one aspect of this fast paced, wide ranging book.
Bright, fun, punchy little poetic story  Dec 29, 2005
Both me and my girls love this book, and it has had an amazing effect on their understanding of what is what in life. My girls at time of writing this are 2 and nearly 4 - and they have got to grips with the concept of what is he and she but also what it means. It has helped explain to (well at least to the 4 year old) that only men are he and women are she - but that pretty much everything is open to them from there on in.

I really like that in a book. It is a fun poem with brightly coloured illustrations - and the wonderfully rounded Berenstain Bears which they evolved in their later illustrations.

Nice book for 2 and Up I would say. (I do love most of the Berenstain books by the way and so do my kids)
Outdated view of women's rights for kids today  Mar 26, 2004
Depending on the society you live in, the "she can do anything he can" view seemed outdated to me. By saying that "she" can do the obvious, it implies that there is a reason to have to say it. By saying isn't it wonderfull that "she" can do these too, it implies that "normally" maybe she shouldn't be able to, or why make a big deal about it. I think children should learn about "shes" having to make a big deal about it, but I don't want to make a big deal about my "she" children doing "certain" things or my "he" children doing "certain" things. I want them to grow up not thinking it's worth making a big deal about whether a "she" does construction work, or a "he" sews. This potentially could cast doubts in the minds of "nontraditional" "hes" and "shes". Frankly, my kids were quite confused by this emphasis on "he" and "she", instead of just "people do these things".
He Bear She Bear Review  Aug 10, 2000
This story is based on a family that enjoys adventure around town. The main characters of the book are two baby bears, a "He Bear" and a "She Bear."

The message in this story for children and adults is that just because you're a male or a female doesn't mean you can't do anything you want to do if you put your mind to it.

This book is very good for kids because it is funny and it shows responsibility.


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