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The Berenstain bears and the truth
Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [1983]

Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Brother and Sister Bear learn how important it is to tell the truth after they accidentally break Mama Bear's most favorite lamp.
Reading Level:
AD 680 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.6 0.5 7473.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.1 2 Quiz: 13872 Guided reading level: L.


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This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to teach children about the importance of honesty!

Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book#65533; from Stan and Jan Berenstain. When Mama goes to the market, Brother and Sister play soccer in the house . . . and end up breaking a lamp! When Mama asks them what happened, they tell her a series of whoppers that just get bigger and bigger. Will they ever tell her the truth?

Author Notes

Stan Berenstain was born in 1923 in Philadelphia, the same year and place as his future wife, Jan. They met as students at the Philadelphia College of Art. World War II delayed their career plans: Stan joined the army as a medical assistant while Jan supported the war effort by working in an airplane factory. They married in 1946 and together began drawing cartoons for the McCall's/Good Housekeeping It's All in the Family series. They worked on this feature from 1956 through 1990.

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

The Berenstain Bears' New Baby, published in 1974, was the beginning of the First Time Books series. The Children's Choice Award was given to The Berenstain Bears' New Neighbors in 1995. The Berenstains were also honored for their work in children's literature when they received the Ludington Award in 1989. There have been television shows based on the Berenstain Bears books, as well as CD-ROMs and videos.

Stan Berenstain passed away on November 26th, 2005, after a lengthy battle with lymphoma. He was 82.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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