Friday, February 9, 2018

The Berenstain Bears "God Made You Special" Review

Quick Overview:
Brother, Sister, and the Bear family meet a young cub named Tommy and are reminded that God has made all of us special in our own way.
Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents, Stan and Jan, working together to write and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them, too.
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The Berenstain Bears God Made You Special
Mike Berenstain
Zonderkidz Publishing
24 pages
Ages 4-8
My Take:
We love the Berenstain Bear books at our house. Even with our daughter reading more chapter books lately and leaving her picture books behind, we still pull out the Bears books regularly.
This particular book addresses special needs and how everyone should be treated with care and respect. It emphasizes how everyone is special and unique. I can see how this book could be used to help younger children understand that not everyone is that same and how that should be celebrated.
This Berenstain Bears books does feel a bit different from previous Bear books. I have actually noticed this in some of the more recent publications of the Bear family. The stories seem to be more "sugar-coated, Sunday School-type" stories rather than the humorous, playful, real stories that I grew up with.
That being said, this Bear story fits a real need in our current world, and I know kids will still enjoy it.
I will give The Berenstain Bears God Made You Special ... 4 BookWorms.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this is accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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