Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Book Review - The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story
By:  Jan & Mike Berenstain
Publisher:  ZonderKidz
Have you ever wished for an illustrated book to help explain to your children about the true meaning of Easter, yet making them not feel badly because they also enjoy egg hunts, candy and Easter Baskets?
Jan & Mike Berenstain have done a fantastic job in explaining the true meaning of Easter using the characters of Brother, Sister and Honey Bear.  Those three loved Easter Candy.  They couldn’t stop thinking about it.  Their Sunday School Teacher Missus Ursula overheard them talking about it and told them she loved black jelly beans the most, but Easter was about more than candy.  She asked her class if they knew the difference and their child-like answer was, yeah..It’s about Bible stuff.  The Berenstains use a short Easter play to explain the true meaning of Easter from Jesus performing miracles, his triumphant entry into Jerusalem, his crucifixion, death, burial, resurrection and ascension. The End of the book has activities and questions from Brother and Sister Bear to help parents teach their young children.  There is also a sticker page portraying the Easter Story. 
This was an adorable book that I would highly recommend for any child from 4-7.  You can’t go wrong with The Berenstain Bears.   
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book by the publisher, ZonderKidz, for an honest review.   I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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