November 6, 2016

Review: The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional

Book Title: Bedtime Devotional
Author: Mike Berenstain
Genres: Bedtime, Children, Fiction, Bible,
Series: The Berenstain Bears, Living Lights
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publish Date: 2016-10-11 (160 Pages, Hardcover)
Disclaimer: I received this book free for an honest review from +BookLookBlogger
Description: The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional is perfect for little cubs settling down for a good night’s sleep. Including a devotion for each day with a reflection, Scripture, and a Bear Prayer for the End of Day from Brother, Sister, and even Honey Bear, these 90 reflections on simple Christian truths such as God loves us, love one another, be courageous and kind, and much more are the peaceful way to end a busy day.

The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional is a good book for young readers. It appears a collection from different Titles of the Berenstain Bears. It got a Christian theme throughout the book. It is a good one for young children.

If parents want to settle down their children this would be good for them to listen to. Children can learn to read through this book as well. You can read any story that you feel is best for you and your children if you want to.

Each story has a life lesson for children to learn and listen to. It is good for family gatherings.

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. Mike is married to Andrea and they have three children. They live in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks a lot like Bear Country.

Mike's earliest memory is of his parent's studio in suburban Philadelphia. He remembers sitting on the floor scribbling on yellow typewriter paper with a big black pencil. His mother looked at the tangled hairball he had created, pointed out some random shape and said, "Look! You've drawn a fish!" It did, indeed, look like a fish. That was his first drawing lesson. He's been drawing ever since.

Aside from drawing, Mikes primary interests growing up were playing whiffle ball with his older brother Leo, collecting insects, stamps, coins, bottle caps, baseball cards, etc., building model planes, playing Davy Crockett in the backyard and fishing. He was also interested in watching the creation of his parent's magazine cartoons during the 50s and finally, the birth of the first Berenstain Bears book in 1962. He's often asked which is his favorite Berenstain Bear book. The answer is THE BERENSTAIN BEARS PICNIC, created when he was twelve. It features a picture of Papa Bear getting a big load of garbage dumped on his head. He thought this was very funny. Ever since, he's enjoyed drawing garbage apple cores, banana peels, old bed springs and the like.

Mike attended art school in Philadelphia in the early 70s, then worked as a designer in the Children's Book Department of a New York publisher before starting his career as an author and illustrator. His first children's book was published in 1976 followed by some thirty more over the next sixteen years. These ranged in subject from wizards to dinosaurs.

Since the late 80s, he has been very much involved as a writer and illustrator with his family's creation, the Berenstain Bears. He continues to work with his mother, Jan, creating new books, writing and illustrating.

Aside from the bears, Mike is interested in many things in classical music, American history, astronomy, and physics. He likes to ski. He spends a lot of time with horses.

Mike is married, his wife's name is Andrea. They have three children whose antics and activities growing up have provided inspiration for many Berenstain Bears books over the years."

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