Thursday, February 26, 2015

Berenstain Bears' Please & Thank you (Review & Giveaway--US/CANADA)

The cherished Bear family is coming to a new generation of toddler and preschool readers.

Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962 and the Bear family celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012! Here the charming and lovable Bear family is once again introducing children to the typical issues and questions that they face every day.
In The Berenstain Bears’ Please & Thank You Book, little readers are introduced to the importance of manners, through gentle reminders given to Brother, Sister, and Honey as they await their milk and cookies. The short story and well-loved characters provide toddlers a perfect introduction to valuable life lessons and routines.

My thoughts: What sweetness! So needed today in a world of entitlement and gimme-gimme-gimme to teach the simple refinement of saying please and thank-you. These beloved books in the original printings understandably wore out, so I am so glad to see that the beloved series of the Berenstain Bears is continuing to be printed. Now this new generation of children can enjoy the sweetness of the bear family.

They had a vast number of experiences and adventures and mama and papa bear taught many lessons to the little ones. Just like you and your kiddies today have these experiences and adventures and the need for the simple lessons of the good life. Say "please" and "thank you." Be kind. Be generous. Be loving.

I encourage our younger families to look into the older books such as the Berenstain Bears and enjoy them with your little ones. This particular little board book is sized just right for little hands and the board construction of the book renders it hardy for much beloved use.

GIVEAWAY: One of Chat With Vera's readers is going to win a copy of this sweet little book. Begins February 26 & ENDS March 5 @ 12:01 a.m. ET. Open to US & CANADA addresses only. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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About the author: Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents work together to write about and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too. Though Stan died in 2005 and Jan in 2012, Mike carries on his parents’ love of creating Berenstain Bear stories from southeastern Pennsylvania, which looks a lot like Bear Country.

 Official Website (The Berenstain Bears’ new additions will be available March 1st)

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.


  1. When my girls were growing up, we had the whole collection! Now I have to start over for the grandchildren! :)

  2. I remember liking The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room.

  3. I wish I still had all my Berenstain Bears’ books! Visiting from Booknificent Thursdays :). Have a great weekend!

  4. We love the Easter book - currently reading that a lot with my son right now :)

  5. We like the Berenstein Bears and The Prize Pumpkin.

  6. The Berenstein Bears and the New Baby and No Girls Allowed were my favorites as a child.

  7. WE love them too! Mine was Too much junk food

  8. I like Berenstain Bears Go To School.

  9. My favorites would be Kindness Counts and The Berenstain Bears' Storytime Treasury. I love these for my grand kids, it is also a reminder for ALL to treat others with respect.

  10. My daughter recently got the Messy Room book and it's helping her to pick up a little more! yay!

  11. The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners is my favorite =)

  12. I don't have a favorite Berenstain Bears book, they're all cute.


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