Book Review: The Berenstain Bears and the Gift of Courage – FIRST Wild Card Tour

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It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card author is:

and the book:

The Berenstain Bears and the Gift of Courage

Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010)

***Special thanks to Krista Ocier of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962. 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. Mike is married to Andrea, and they have three children. They live in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks a lot like Bear Country.

Visit the authors’ website.

Product Details:

List Price: $3.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310712564
ISBN-13: 978-0310712565

My Review

(Note:  The technical side of blogging has my pulling my hair out, and now, a simple thing, for some reason, I cannot type at the bottom of this post.  ????  *sigh* so My Review is up here, instead of at the end, where it belongs.)

This book, The Berenstain Bears and The Gift of Courage, received the highest praise from my daughter, Rosie.  Two, count ’em, two, curtain calls.  If your not familiar with what constitutes a curtain call for a four year old, that means at the end of the story, she says, “Again! Again!” So, we read The Gift of Courage, three times!  And she loved it every time!

The timing for this book review is perfect, as well.  The story deals with bullying.  Rosie goes back to school next week, so I was happy to have a segue into discussion of this difficult topic.  She watches Berenstain Bears on television, so she is very familiar with the “bad guy” in the story, Too Tall Grizzly.  And Sister Bear is her favorite character, so when Too Tall choose Sister as the target of his teasing, Rosie was all ears to see how Sister Bear would deal with it.

There are never too many times to help equip your children with ways to deal with bullies and they can’t hear too many times that God loves them.

Excellent book!  Rosie and I give it enthusiastic thumbs up!




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