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The Birds, the Bees, and the Berenstain Bears (First Time Books(R)) [Paperback]

By Stan Berenstain (Author) & Jan Berenstain (Author)
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When Sister Bear notices that Mama Bear's stomach is getting larger and larger, she begins to ask a lot of questions, thus Mama and Papa, with the help of Dr. Gert, provide her the answers she needs by explaining the process of pregnancy in an easytounderstand manner. Simultaneous.

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What happens when Sister Bear noticies that Mama's lap is shrinking? No, it's not that Mama is eating too much salmon and honey comb. Mama is going to have a baby! With a little help from Mama and Dr. Gert, Sister learns about the birds and the bees...and sonograms, too!

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The Birds, the Bees, and the Berenstain Bears (First Time Books(R)) by Stan Berenstain & Jan Berenstain has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 29
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2000 page 29

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.02" Width: 7.92" Height: 0.11"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 25, 2000
Publisher   Random House Books for Young Readers
Age  5-8
ISBN  0679889590  
ISBN13  9780679889595  
UPC  090129003259  

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More About Stan Berenstain & Jan Berenstain

Stan 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.

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. Berenstain Bears Living Lights 8x8

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Bears > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( B ) > Berenstain, Jan
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5Books > Subjects > Children > Issues > New Sibling
6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > New Baby > Fiction
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9Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Early Reader
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A Heart Warming Book  Apr 14, 2008
This is a really nice treatment of the new baby subject. For those who know the earlier THE BERENSTAIN BEARS' NEW BABY, this would be a great addition. The earlier book is a simple introduction to the subject but this book gives more detailed information that would be a helpful follow-up with the first book. After all, mom's going to be pregnant for quite a while and kids are going to want to do a lot of thinking about the coming event and how it's going to effect them and their family. This book is a useful tool for helping kids get ready for the new baby.
Worst birds and bees book I've ever read  Mar 26, 2004
I love Berenstain bears! That said, I couldn't believe how horribly they muddled a topic like birds and bees. If they didn't want to write about it, then they shouldn't have. Instead, they have mother have sister ask the doctor about it. It is a touchy enough subject without books like this implying to kids that it is such an embarassing topic that mothers shouldn't even talk to their kids about it, only doctors! The doctor then answers her questions vaguely by saying the baby comes out the "birth canal". Like that tells sister, or any kid reading it, any more than they already know! Then it ignores the topic. Jan and Stan could have easily written the book by glancing on the topic, and made a good book leaving out asking the doctor questions that weren't really answered. If they were going to talk about it, talk about it, instead of leaving parent and kid with a bad taste of - oh this stuff is too "embarasing" to even mention in a book. Nothing wrong with not mentioning it, just shouldn't mention it if they're just going to blush and avoid it. I think it makes the idea of the birds and the bees even scarier than our culture already has. It does not do this out of respect or sacredness of the topic, as it delves into it, just doesn't say anything about it, but lets talk about this topic but it's too scarry to really talk about in anything but vague terms. (giggle giggle) The way it is written reminds me of a bunch of middle schoolers trying to talk about something they feal they shouldn't and are to embarassed to say anything about!
Cute intro to adding a baby to the family, but...  Mar 24, 2000
I read this to both my girls, and the beginning is wonderful and age appropriate. However, in the middle of the book it goes into a birds and bees explanation that was completely confusing my daughters (4 and 7). They wanted to know what that had to do with the baby in my tummy. The answer is nothing, really, I felt it muddied the issue rather than clarifying. I also thought the cliffhanger was sort of a cheap trick to get us to buy another book.
Baby Berenstain  Mar 2, 2000
I would give this 5 stars if they hadn't made it a cliff hanger. All in all it's a great book. Asppecialy if your pregneant with a baby and want to share this special time with your kids.

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