Thursday, November 5, 2015

Review - The Berenstain Bears: The Very First Christmas

The Berenstain Bears: The Very First Christmas 
by Jan & Mike Berenstain
Publisher: ZonderKidz
Pub. Date: October 6, 2015
ISBN: 978-0310751021
Pages: 24
Buy Link: Amazon


Christmas is less than two-months away and a few of the cable channels are already playing holiday themed movies. Many of these movies as well as countless books feature Santa Claus and elves. While I have nothing against Old Saint Nick, many kids can get confused about what the really meaning of Christmas is.

Now available to own in bookstores is the picture book The Berenstain Bears: The Very First Christmas by the late Jan Berenstain and her son Mike Bernestain (whom has taken over the Berenstain Bears series).

The book begins with the Bear cubs (Brother, Sister and Honey) asking  Papa to read them the story of Christmas from the storybook Bible. From there he tells them the about the birth of Jesus. The entire book is written in a similar style of the other Berenstain Bears' titles, so young readers can easily understand it. The story is accompanied by beautiful illustrations.

Overall, The Berenstain Bears: The Very First Christmas is a cute picture book that tells the story of what Christmas is really about. However, I felt that it ended abruptly. There should have been another page or two with Papa and the Bear cubs at the very end.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents, Stan and Jan, working together to write and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too.

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