Pure Nostalgia: New Berenstain Bears’ Book Review + Giveaway

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Taylor (my three year old) has recently become extremely interested in what my childhood was like. I have been hearing questions like “Mommy, what toys did you play with when you were a little girl? Did you watch Doc McStuffins when you were little? What clothes did you wear when you were a little girl?”. I am not sure that I have met a more inquisitive child. I often ask myself, “Where did she come from?”. When I see something from my childhood, like a Franklin toy from Chick-Fil-A’s kid’s meals, a game, or television show, I try to point it out to my girls. They are instantly captivated by it and want to know more about it or experience it.

The announcement of a new book from The Berenstain Bears’ book collection greatly excited me. Here was another chance to share a part of my childhood with my kiddos. I could not wait to get my hands on a copy and share it with my girls. Only feelings of happiness and pure nostalgia came to me when I opened the package of this book.

Berentain Bears’ Books authors Stan and Jan Berenstain have passed away. Stan in 2005 and Jan in 2012. Their son and author, Mike Berenstein, has decided to carry on the legacy and has introduced a new book, The Berenstain Bears’ Please & Thank You Book to this classic line. Thank you Mike!


The Berenstain Bears’ Please & Thank You Book

Available on the book’s official website on March 1.

Recommended for Ages: 1 to 5 years old

The illustrations of the book have the same classic look as what we are familiar with. The book is a board book, so you don’t have to worry about this classic book being destroyed by little hands.

It came at the perfect time because my girls have been a little whiny and have not been using their best manners when asking me or my husband for things like coloring books, snacks, shows to watch on tv, etc. The book allowed us to have a discussion about how they should talk to me and ask for things, always beginning their request with “Mom, may I please…” and allowed me to remind them about the importance of saying “Thank you” when someone does something for them.

While reading the story to them, the girls were all ears and extremely eager to get to the next page. They experienced what I felt many years ago when I first discovered The Berenstain Bears’ Books at an elementary school book fair.



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  • Uncoordmommy

    I loved the Berenstain books as a kid and I love them even more as a parent! Because of them my oldest loves to eat cruncy carrot sticks and understands what eating healthy means at the age of 4! Love it!

  • Love the Berenstain Bears books. I grew up reading them and now read them with my 5yo son. Would love to win this book for him and my 4mo daughter.

  • Yes, I loved those books! We had SO many. I would like to win this for my baby boy and his big sister who will enjoy reading it to him. Thanks!

  • mommywifelife1

    How cute, nothing like older siblings reading to/teaching their siblings. My three year old does the same with my two year old.

  • mommywifelife1

    They are absolutely classic! Good luck!

  • mommywifelife1

    How cute! I need to find that book for my picky eater. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  • Lauren

    Sure did and love them, it will be for my 4 in half month old library collection.

  • mommywifelife1

    Awesome! Good luck on winning! πŸ™‚

  • Erica

    This just brought back so many memories. My husband and I have done s good job teaching our 3 yr old basic manners, but something more interactive world be right up his alley. I personally enjoy exploring different avenues to implement how to things.

  • mommywifelife1

    Thanks for commenting, Erica! I’m certain your 3 year old would enjoy the Berenstain Bears. Good luck!

  • I’m such a fan of the
    Berenstain Bears books. I read them to my now 10 year old when he was young.
    Now I read them to my 3 year old, they always have positive messages and I love
    that. I must get this one for her, I’m always talking about manners so what better
    way to remind them.

  • mommywifelife1

    I agree! These books are timeless and you can always count on a positive message. Thanks for commenting!

  • Guest

    I read them has a kid now my son loves them. I want to win to for him.

  • mommywifelife1

    Awesome–passing down a love of a great collection!

  • Lauren

    Yes, I read them as a child, and now my two kids love them!

  • mommywifelife1

    Good luck on winning! Thanks for commenting! πŸ™‚

  • ashley alderink

    I’m a huge fan of these books They are great for kids

  • kenny hall

    They were my favorite!! I want to win for my son.

  • mommywifelife1

    Good luck Kenny! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Denise Konkel

    Yes I enjoyed them. My kids would like to read these too.

  • mommywifelife1

    Thanks for visiting my blog, Denise. Good luck!

  • Deborah Gardner

    I loved the Berenstain Bears books as a child and I want to win for my son!

  • mommywifelife1

    Good luck, Deborah! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

  • Deanna Allen

    It was one of our favorite series as kids! I would give it to my students for their library! πŸ™‚