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All in the family
Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005.
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House Childrens Books, [2012]

Physical Description:
188 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Six classic Berenstain Bears titles collected in one volume.
The Berenstain Bears and the week at grandma's -- The Berenstain Bears and the trouble with grownups -- The birds, the bees, and the Berenstain Bears -- the Berenstain Bears and baby makes five -- The Berenstain Bears and the papa's day surprise -- The Berenstain Bears and the mama's day surprise.
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J PIC BOOK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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More than fifty years ago, Random House published the first of more than 300 books about the Berenstain Bears. Many of the most enduring titles are First Time Books®, which explore the myriad of issues that are part of family life and growing up, among them sibling rivalry, parent-child relationships, school, friendships, and the lasting values that are the bedrock of family and community life. To mark this milestone anniversary, we've collected six titles about family relationships: A Week at Grandma's ; The Trouble with Grownups ; The Birds, the Bees, and the Berenstain Bears ; Baby Makes Five ; The Papa's Day Surprise ; and The Mama's Day Surprise .

Author Notes

Jan Berenstain was born Jan Grant on July 26, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She met Stan Berenstain on their first day of classes in 1941 at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art. During World War II, Stan served as a medical illustrator in an Army hospital and Jan worked as a draftswoman in the Army Corps of Engineers and as an aircraft riveter. They married in 1946 and together began drawing cartoons for the McCall's/Good Housekeeping All in the Family series. They worked on this feature from 1956 through 1990. They also published artwork in magazines like Colliers and the Saturday Evening Post.

The Big Honey Hunt, published in 1962, was their first book for children. This book, which was written for Dr. Seuss's Beginner Books series, was so popular that Dr. Seuss himself, Theodore Geisel, encouraged them to write more stories. His advice launched them on a life-career writing and illustrating the Berenstain Bears books.

The Berenstain Bears' New Baby, published in 1974, was the beginning of the First Time Books series. She wrote more than 300 books during her lifetime. The couple received numerous awards including the Children's Choice Award for The Berenstain Bears' New Neighbors in 1995 and the Ludington Award in 1989 for their work in children's literature. There have been television shows based on the Berenstain Bears books, as well as CD-ROMs and videos. She died after a stroke on February 24, 2012 at the age of 88.

(Bowker Author Biography)