Monday, July 18, 2016


“The Berenstain Bears Caring and Sharing Treasury” was sent to me by Zonderkidz - a division of Zondervan Publishing – free of charge, in exchange for my honest review.

“Caring and Sharing Treasury” is another children’s picture book, in the Berenstain Bears collection.  This one is a collection of five stories.  Mike Berenstain took over for his mom and dad in writing and illustrating this series.  I love the Berenstains, and have been reading them since I was a little girl.  I read them to my boys when they were little.  And, now I read them to my grandchildren.  I look forward to the day when my grandbabies read them to their own children.  They have always taught good manners and morals, and now they include God’s Word in them.  They also include questions to talk about and ways to put what they’ve taught into action.

In “The Berenstain Bears’ Caring and Sharing Treasury” we see five different stories in one book.  The first book is “Jobs Around Town” which teaches the cubs that God gives us all different talents.  They explore different times around town…like an astronaut, an engineer, a farmer, plus many others.  The second book is “Get Involved”.  The cubs are in a club where they do lots of fun things, and also learn how to help others.  One of the things they did was help with building a barrier of sandbags in town when a rainstorm came.  The third book is “Love Their Neighbors”.  They went through their neighborhood admiring all the fancy, elite house. They had one neighbor, though, who lived in a rundown shack, who they didn’t like.  They had a problem that all of the elites just ignored…Only one neighbor came through for them.  They learned that things aren’t always as they seem.  “Gossip Gang” is the fourth book. In it they learn that gossip hurts and, when someone is gossiping to you about someone else, they’re probably also gossiping about you to others.  The last book is “The Berenstain Bears, and The Biggest Brag” about boasting and bragging.   

I really like this book and would recommend it to young readers and those who read to and teach them.

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