The Berenstain Bears God Made You SpecialMike Berenstain
In this newest 8x8 softcover title in the Berenstain Bears Living Lights collection, the Bruins join the Bear family for a cookout and bring their cousin Tommy along. It isn't long before the cubs start up a game of baseball and Sister soon notices that Tommy doesn't play li... Read More
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Dec 23, 2014
- UPC: 9780310734833
- Height: 0.30
- Width: 7.70
- Length: 8.00
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 24
- Publish Date: Dec 23, 2014
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 8
- Audience Age Minimum: 4
- BISAC: "JUV033080"
- ISBN: 0310734835
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- Diversity by Sally on 3/5/2015
I love that Mike Berenstain is following in Stan and Jan's (his parents) footsteps by writing children's literature. The illustrations are colorful and "spot on." The storyline handles the complex issue of diversity in an easy-to-understand manner. The Bruins join the Berenstain family for an outdoor cookout. They bring along a special guest, Tommy, who seems to be like Brother and Sister except he acts young for his age.
During a game of baseball, Tommy loses interest and begins finding joy in the beauty around him. Sister speaks to Mama about Tommy's difference. Mama explains that we are all made special by God, and we can learn from others. This sets up the perfect platform for discussions with children.
Grammar is important, especially in children's books; after all, they're learning from what they hear and read. The book contains a glaring error that I hope will be corrected in future publications: "lead him to the backyard" should read "led him to the backyard."
The age group is 4 - 8 years old, and the back page is dedicated to "Activities and Questions from Brother and Sister Bear," a wonderful idea!
Thank you to BookLook and ZonderKidz for my copy.