In this newest Berenstain Bears Living Lights 8x8 book, The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag, Grizzly Gramps teaches Brother and Sister a valuable lesson about bragging and boasting.
When he happens to overhear the cubs bickering about who can see the most unusual cloud formations, Gramps puts a stop to the argument. He reminds them that being proud of a special talent from God is one thing, but bragging about it is foolish. “Pride goeth before a fall!”
|Short Bio||Mike Berenstain
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.
|Publish Date||Dec 23, 2014|
- Review by Jalynn
The Berenstain Bears series, is a good series now just like it was years ago to teach our children to do better and act better! We own several books and movies of the beloved bear family!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from my participation in the Z Blog Squad. (Posted on 1/19/15)
- Review by Sally
I love at the end of each book there is a page devoted to activities and questions to help your youngster better understand the meaning of the story.
I highly recommend this book for children ages 4-8, but it can also serve as a reminder for an older child. The illustrations are adorable and will keep the youngest child wanting to turn the pages.
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. (Posted on 1/15/15)
- Review by Zac
I enjoyed this story as I read about Brother and Sister Bear bragging to each other and Grizzly Gramps setting them straight. I liked how the book talked about things I think many kids could relate to, such as getting a certain grade in school and sports. I also enjoyed how the book went a little more extreme with the cubs arguing over something as simple as what the clouds looked like.
I think this book can give parents some good talking points with their children as well provide a relatable story without a lot of lecture. I am glad I gave this series another chance and I’m excited to read new books in the series.
*I received a free copy of this book to facilitate this review. (Posted on 1/13/15)
- Review by thatbaldchick
***Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): As a member of the Z Blog Squad, I received the aforementioned product from Zondervan to facilitate this review.*** (Posted on 1/7/15)
- Review by The IE Mommy
The Berenstain Bears always provide great moral lessons for my kids and The Biggest Brag is no exception!
Brother and Sister bear demonstrate exactly the way bragging occurs in my house. One kid will say something like "I scored a goal in my soccer game" like sister and brother has to one up it with "I scored the winning goal in my game and set up another goal with a corner kick!" I think kids somehow naturally feel challenged and the need to be the best so this is usually where bragging starts.
Their bragging goes from bad to worse and I found myself laughing out loud at their one upping each other with what they see in the clouds because it just becomes ridiculous. Sadly, it is very true to life and I have heard similar conversations.
Luckily Gramps comes along to give them a Bible lesson and put it all in perspective. I used this as an opportunity to talk to my kids about how unbiblical bragging is and the dangers of being prideful. I think the ridiculousness of the cloud situation helped them to see how it sounds because they were laughing during this part because it seemed so silly. I made sure to let them know that's exactly how they sound to me in similar conversations.
The Berenstain Bears and The Biggest Brag was a great little lesson for my kids and one they needed to hear! (Posted on 1/1/15)