Item description for The Berenstain Bears and the Green-Eyed Monster (First Time Books(R)) by Stan Berenstain & Jan Berenstain...
Overview Sister is overcome with jealousy when Brother gets a shiny new ten-speed bike for his birthday
Publishers Description Illustrated in full color. Sister can't believe the gift Brother gets for his birthday--it's the biggest, shiniest three-speed bike she's ever seen She may not be big enough to reach the pedals, but "she wants that bike " The evils of jealousy become clear in a nightmare in which a green-eyed monster convinces Sister to prove that she can ride the bike. But look out Sister--and the bike--are headed for trouble.
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Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.03" Width: 8.04" Height: 0.22" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Mar 7, 1995
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN 0679864342 ISBN13 9780679864349
Availability 0 units.
More About Stan Berenstain & Jan Berenstain
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." Stan and Jan planned all of their books together. They both wrote the stories and created the pictures. They continued to live outside of Philadelphia in the country. There are now over 300 Berenstain Bears books.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Berenstain Bears and the Green-Eyed Monster (First Time Books(R))?
Great, fantastic book! Apr 15, 2008
This book is very well loved in this house. As a parent, what I particularly appreciated is how jealousy is depicted - as a green monster that quite frankly, it looks like a devil. When Brother gets a new bike for his birthday, Sister gets jealous and wants one too, which is atypical for her. She goes to sleep and dreams of the green-eyed monster of jealousy which convinces her to ride Brother's bike, even though she cannot even reach the pedals. She winds up crashing it to smithereens in her dream (with the little green-eyed monster/devil laughing all the way), then wakes the whole house thinking she really did it. This book provides a fabulous example of what can turn into a nasty adult trait if not handled while young if it appears. Great, great job, highly, highly recommend!
The Bear Family Tackles Jealousy Jul 11, 2007
"When another bear gets something brand new, the Green-eyed Monster makes *you* want one, too." -- From the book
It's Brother Bear's birthday, and he was getting some very fine presents at his party--and aluminum bat from Gramps, a fielder's glove from Cousin Fred and a sports video from Lizzy Bruin.
Sister joined in the festivities--until she saw what Mama and Papa Bear bought Brother as a present: a beautiful racing bike!
Sister was aghast--and angry. Mama noticed the "I-gotta-have-it" look in Sister's eyes--and reminded Sister of the presents *she* got on *her* last birthday.
But Sister would have none of it! Mama tells sister about the Green-eyed Monster known as jealousy and envy. Sister is still upset, not wanting Brother's junior bike hand-me-down.
Written by beloved authors Stan & Jan Berenstain, this book shows what can happen when jealousy takes over--and how what you THINK you want may not always be best for you! (Even Papa gets a bit of the "Monster" when Mr. Bruin gets a new car!)
I like the fact that the Berenstain Bear books show adults making the same mistakes as children (poor Papa Bear...it's usually him!).
If you'd like an engaging book for teaching kids how to deal with jealousy, this would be a fine book that will hold their interest while encouraging positive life skills.
Envy. Sep 29, 2002
It's Brother Bear's birthday and he's gotten all sorts of cool presents. Sister Bear is unaffected by Brother's good fortune. Until Mama and Papa bring out their gift: a brand new green bicycle. Sister turns green in a fit of envy. Mama talks to her about being careful around the "green-eyed monster", but Sister doesn't seem to listen.This story isn't as interesting as some of the Berenstain Bears books. I think part of the reason is that the plot takes place in a 24-hour period. However, the book has a great message and kids love looking at the ugly green bike that causes all the problems.
One of my children's favorites! Jun 2, 2000
I can not tell you how many times my children (3 & 4) have me read this story. It is adorable and funny while also teaching them about being jealous. How can you go wrong?