Brother, Sister, and the Bear family meet a young cub named Tommy and are reminded that God makes all of us special in our own way.
|About the Contributor(s)||Mike Berenstain
Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bears books in 1962. 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 continues to create the delightful Bear adventures from his studio in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks much like the sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country.
|Publish Date||Dec 23, 2014|
|Series||Berenstain Bears/Living Lights|
- Review by April
I loved this story! Since I have a nephew who has disabilities this is a great story to share with my kids to help them understand and discuss their cousin better and to show love and patience better. The story is a great start at helping kids understand differences in kids abilities but it really will take parents to take some time to discuss and answer any questions about it as well.
We are huge fans of The Berenstain Bear books and all the many lessons we can learn from the stories. I hope you consider adding this to your library! (Posted on 2/25/2015)
- Review by Lynda
The Berenstain Bears God Made You Special
Author/Illustrator - Mike Berenstain
Publisher - Zonderkidz
Ages - 4-8
Favorite Features -
Loved Berenstain Bear characters return for another story children will enjoy and identify with - and learn from as well!
Colorful illustrations will capture the attention of children.
Love the "Activities and Questions from Brother and Sister Bear" - excellent!
Solid message about how we all are different from each other and grow and develop differently, but we can know God made all of us special.
Zonderkidz says; "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8 In this newest title in the Berenstain Bears Living Lights collection, the Bruins join the Bear family for a cookout and bring their cousin Tommy along. It isn’t long before the cubs start up a game of baseball and Sister soon notices Tommy doesn’t play like the rest of the group. When Sister asks about Tommy, Mama takes the opportunity to talk to Sister about how God makes each of us unique in our own way and we all have special gifts and talents to share with the folks around us.
I have long been a "fan" of the Berenstain Bears, but if I had never been before, I most certainly would be now after reading The Berenstain Bears God Made You Special. This story with the loved Bear family introduces the idea of how God does make each of us unique in our own way and we have have special gifts and talents to share with those around us whether we grow and develop the same or not. This book gives parents, grandparents and teachers the opportunity to have an important conversation with children about loving and accepting all others; extremely well done Berenstain Bears and Zonderkidz! (Posted on 2/10/2015)
- Review by Jalynn
Sometime God brings special people along in our lives to teach us a better way and Tommy showed his friends that day to enjoy life and have fun. We can all learn a little something from Tommy. Our family loves The Berenstain Bears series! I love it because it teaches my children good character traits!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from my participation on the Z Blog Squad. (Posted on 1/19/2015)
- Review by Sally
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 1/15/2015)
- 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 1/6/2015)