Item description for The Bike Lesson (Beginner Books(R)) by Stan Berenstain & Jan Berenstain...
Overview When Brother Bear gets a brand-new bike, he is all set to ride it--that is, after Papa Bear shows him the rules of the road.
Publishers Description Illus. in full color. Papa teaches Junior to ride a bicycle.
* 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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Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.34" Width: 6.76" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Binding Library Binding
Release Date Aug 12, 1964
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN 0394900367 ISBN13 9780394900360
Availability 0 units.
More About Stan Berenstain & Jan 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...
Berenstain Bears (8x8)
Berenstain Bears (Prebound)
Berenstain Bears First Time Books
Berenstain Bears First Time Chapter Books
Berenstain Bears First Time Chapter Books (Prebound)
Berenstain Bears Living Lights 8x8
Big Bright & Early Board Books
Bright & Early Board Books
Bright & Early Book, Be 9
Bright & Early Books for Beginning Beginners
Dover Children's Science Books
First Time Books(r)
I Can Read Books: Level 1
I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books (Hardcover)
Reviews - What do customers think about The Bike Lesson (Beginner Books(R))?
The Bike Lesson Feb 23, 2008
You've got to love the Berenstain Bears! This is a laugh out loud ride!
Fabulous book takes you down memory lane! Apr 13, 2006
If you've ever read the Berenstain Bears as a child, then you'll recognize the pictures in this book! The newer books have the bears a little fatter and with more children. But in this book, they're pretty thin bears and there's only "Small Bear" who is now Brother Bear. When he gets a new red bike, his dad desperately tries to teach Small Bear the lessons of riding. True to the Berenstains, Papa gets into trouble and shows Small Bear all the things he's NOT supposed to do - like landing upside down in someone's chimney! I particularly appreciated this book since I recognize it from childhood - it was first published in 1964. It's a great lesson for little ones too on what not to do when you are riding a bike. But, it's also great for beginning readers - humorous to keep their attention but also, very easy to read. Highly recommend!
The Bike Lesson Mar 9, 2006
Great book for beginning readers. All 3 of my children loved this. My second grader read it for school. Easy reading and easy to follow.
School Book Review Mar 3, 2005
Would you like to hear a story about a bear who gets a new bike but has crazy lessons? I read a book called: The Bike Lesson By Stan and Jan Berenstain. Small Bear got a new bike and Papa Bear is trying to teach Small Bear how to ride a bike. But Papa Bear keeps messing up with the bike. This is a great book. One of my favorite parts is when Papa Bear goes down a hill and lands up ending in a chicken yard. I also like it because every time Papa Bear messes up Small Bear has to help him. I think the author's message is always be careful riding a bike. Read this book to see if Papa Bear will get through his lessons.
How not to learn how to ride your bike. May 22, 2004
This book is one of the most humorous books I've read by the Berenstains. A father bear brings home a brand-new bike for his son Small Bear, but before Small Bear is allowed to ride it, Father Bear has to show him how. "First come the lessons, then the fun. How to get on is lesson one." Of course Father Bear promptly falls off the bike, and covers up by saying "That is what you should not do. So let that be a lesson to you."
This lesson sets the pattern that the other six lessons follow. Each lesson ends with Father Bear in some sort of trouble, which Small Bear always manages to get him out of. Of course, when Father Bear actually lets Small Bear ride the bike, he does so perfectly.
I believe these characters are a primitive form of the now well-known Berenstain Bears. Father Bear and Mother Bear are certainly wearing their outfits, and the tree house looks pretty much the same. The pictures themselves are very cute, bold and colorful. (Mama Bear's expressions are great.) The words flow well and rhyme, which adds a certain charm to the book. In short, I think it is a great book.