The Berenstain Bears’ Please & Thank You {Review}

Did you grow up reading The Berenstain Bears? I know I did and have many fond memories of them. I am so glad I still have some of the books to share with my children. When I found out that there were new Berenstain Bears books coming to a new generation of young readers I was thrilled!

Berenstain Bears Please and Thank You

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I was really excited about Please & Thank You for so many reasons! I love that it is a board book because it offers a more durable option for young readers, which also means it’s easier to keep them longer. I was able to keep a lot of my books from when I was younger, but due to our children’s special needs, the paper books from when they were a little younger didn’t make it very long. Board books, on the other hand, may have a few scratches and bite marks, but they’ve endured! Plus I love that Mike Berenstain decided to carry on his parents’ legacy that is the Berenstain Bears and their positive messages!

More about The Berenstain Bears and Please and Thank You:

Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962 and the Bear family celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012! Here the charming and lovable Bear family is once again introducing children to the typical issues and questions that they face every day.

In The Berenstain Bears’ Please & Thank You Book, little readers are introduced to the importance of manners, through gentle reminders given to Brother, Sister, and Honey as they await their milk and cookies. The short story and well-loved characters provide toddlers a perfect introduction to valuable life lessons and routines.

About the author:
Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents work together to write about and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too. Though Stan died in 2005 and Jan in 2012, Mike carries on his parents’ love of creating Berenstain Bear stories from southeastern Pennsylvania, which looks a lot like Bear Country.

The Berenstain Bears Please and Thank You Review

When we received the package, the kids took the book right away. They were so excited to read it! What I love is our daughter is starting to read more and has been reading it to our preschooler. It’s so cute! Of course, I love that the book has an important message about using our manners, which is something that is always important to remember! I also think it’s something kids can easily forget and need reminders. I think Please & Thank You presents it in a way we’re all familiar with as parents and a way kids can relate to and understand.

I am so glad to know The Berenstain Bears are going to be introducing more books that continue to spread positive messages!

*Giveaway!!! (ended 3/12/15)*

Would you like to win The Berenstain Bears’ Please & Thank You board book? This giveaway will run through 3/12/2015 at 11pm Eastern Time and is open to US and Canada ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. For any questions/concerns please email (consider adding this email to your “Safe List” as winning email notification will be sent from this email.) Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.

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  1. Yes, I read Berenstain Bears growing up. I enjoy sharing these books with my kids!

  2. I read several Berenstain Bears books to my 2 children who are now grown up. It is time I introduce these wonderful books to my 2 granddaughters (sisters). They have important messages for children and I’m excited to see their new books. 🙂

  3. Heather in VA says

    It’s so nice to know that a new generation is writing these books and carrying on a great tradition.

  4. Lisa Coomer Queen

    When my children were younger I read them to them. Now I am excited about to read them to my grandchildren.

  5. Who is the sponsor and where is the link to their FB page?

  6. i read these books when i was a kid. they were great books

  7. I used to read Berenstain Bears when I was a kid. My favorite was Bears in the Night.
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  8. Tricia Hope says

    My kids LOVED the Bears growing up and now my grand baby does,too!

  9. Lula Ruger says

    This is a really cute book i think that we are losing out on teaching our children to have manners i find this so important

  10. Lula Ruger says

    I have read these books to my children and i now read them to my grandson

  11. vickie couturier says

    my grandkids would enjoy this book,just like their Mom did when she was reading their books

  12. Yes and yes! I love that it’s a board book, too!
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  13. gretchen luper says

    i didn’t read them but my grandkids sure do love them.

  14. Sandra L Hying McFadden

    I loved the Bernstein Bears, and I so look forward to sharing them with my grandkids. I love your review of the new book. Can’t wait for my grandkids to enjoy.

  15. marthalynn says

    How sweet that your kids were so excited to read the book! I love that. The Berenstein Bear books never disappoint. The values they teach are so good!

  16. Yes I had Bernstein bears later but I made sure my children had the books now I want my grandkids to have them to

  17. Linda G. says

    I didn’t read them when I was little. I was introduced to them when my grandson was born! He rally loves the books!!!

  18. I have not read the growing up book but am eager to read both to my two year old!

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  20. Jennifer Shelton says

    I always loved these books! I still have many of them that my children read now!

  21. I always, always loved reading Berenstein Bears and yes, and I am excited for the new ones.

  22. Leah Shumack says

    Yes I grew up with these books! Would love to start a collection for my daughter too!

  23. shea balentine says

    Yes I did and loved the cartoons too! Esp. the one about finding a Christmas tree! =)

  24. Lynda Cook says

    I had quite a few of the books, I’ve always liked the Berenstain Bears and watched them on tv also, my girls on the other hand were not big fans, and now I’m getting my granddaughter into them!!

  25. I enjoyed the series growing up and would love to share with my little nephew!



  27. Cathy Burnett says

    I read the Berenstain Bears books to my children when they were little. I still have them on my bookshelf and I read them to my grandchild. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

  28. I did read them as a child and I’m now reading the same books to my children. They hold such valuable life lessons.

  29. My grandsons enjoy these books. I love they are positive and teach good manners

  30. Dee Lafrenz

    I am so glad another generation of Berenstain’s is continuing to write books for this generation. Kids need guidance, and positive rolls in their lives, and this is one way to teach them how their lives should be lived. Thank you for this review!

  31. Donna Jacoby

    I loved reading these books when I was little–especially the trouble Papa always seemed to attract! Thank you for the giveaway!

  32. Lily Kwan says

    I didn’t read the Berenstain Bears growing up. I’m very excited about the new books!

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