Berenstain Bears Present Two New Inspiring Books for Young Christian Readers
in Time for the Bear's 50th Anniversary
Just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary
of America's favorite Bear family, comes two new and inspiring books from the
Berenstain Bears® Living
Lights™/I Can Read!™ series by Jan and Mike Berenstain.
Emphasizing strong Christan values
for children, THE
BERENSTAIN BEARS FAITH GETS US THROUGH and THE BERENSTAIN BEARS GOD MADE THE
SEASONS (Zonderkidz; August 2012; $3.99 each) revisit classic
tales using I Can Read! Level 1 simple text, designed for new readers.
Based on the 1993 Berenstain Bears
book, Spooky Shadows,
FAITH GETS US THROUGH
follows the Bear Scouts, who are eager to earn new Merit Badges. But first
they must complete a hike through Spooky Cave. With Papa Bear as their guide,
Brother, Sister, and their cousin, Fred, embark on a daunting journey,
stumbling upon mountain goats, stalactites, stalagmites, and a ferocious
stream. When the bears lose their way, they must rely on Papa's knowledge of
caves, and their faith, to guide them to safety.
The Bears reminisce over winter,
spring, summer, and fall in the colorful book GOD MADE THE SEASONS, inspired
by the 1992 story, All Year
'Round. With playful seasonal imagery and lyrical rhyme, each
page is packed with nostaglic illustrations of ice skating, bike riding,
swimming, and beautiful autumn foliage.
Ideal for bedtime stories and
Sunday School, both early reader books evoke the classic stories using the
original vibrant artwork by Stan and Jan Berenstain, while emphasizing a
fresh Christian message that will appeal to Berenstain Bear fans everywhere.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Stan and
Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962. Mike
Berenstain grew up watching his parents write about and draw these lovable
bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too. Since the
late 80s, he has been very much involved as a writer and illustrator with his
family's creation, the Berenstain Bears. He continued to work with his
mother, Jan, creating new books up until her death this year. The antics and
activities of Mike's three children have provided inspiration for many
Berenstain Bears books over the years. Though Stan and Jan passed away in 2005
and 2012, respectively, Mike continues to create the delightful Bear
adventures from a studio in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks much like the
sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country.