Monday, December 31, 2018

The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room (The Berenstain Bears) by Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Title: The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room
Author: Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain
Published: Oct. 27, 2010
Pages: 34
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Genre: Children ages 6 on up
Review: ebook library 
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"The room shared by Brother and Sister is a mess because the cubs argue over who should neaten up instead of working together.

I checked this book out from the library to read with A. We are learning that we should always keep our rooms cleaned because you just never know when you might need to find something or if you need to run out real fast.
So it was real nice to see that Mama Bear has to deal with her two young cubs cleaning their room and keeping it clean. I have always loved these books and the little lessons they teach young kids. I feel as though they can relate to these cubs as they have to go through sometimes the same things. These two cubs remind me of A and K always fighting and never coming up with the problem until I get upset then they want to figure it out. 

Stan and Jan Berenstain were both born in 1923 in Philadelphia. They didn't know each other as children, but met later at school, at the Philadelphia College of Art. They liked each other right away, and found out that the both enjoyed the same kinds of books, plays, music and art. During World War II, Stan was a medical assistant in the Army, and Jan worked in an airplane factory. When the war was over, they got married and began to work together as artists and writers, primarily drawing cartoons for popular magazines. After having their two sons Leo and Michael, the Berenstains decided to write some funny children's books that their children and other children could read and enjoy. Their first published children's book was called The Big Honey Hunt. It was about a family of bears, who later became known as the "Berenstain Bears."

Stan and Jan planned all of their books together. They both wrote the stories and created the pictures. They continued to live outside of Philadelphia in the country. There are now over 300 Berenstain Bears books.