It is almost Christmas and there is finally snow in Bear Country. Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear are ready to build a snowbear … until Honey Bear’s snow angel gives the cubs a better idea. As they warm up later with some hot cocoa, Mama and Papa give the cubs a little lesson about some very special angels and the work they do for God.
|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||Oct 11, 2016|
|Series||Berenstain Bears/Living Lights|
- Review by Fitzysmom
Snow has finally come to Bear Country and like all kids the Bear cubs are anxious to get out there and experience it for themselves. Once outside they decide they want to build a snow bear. But after some discussion the idea morphs into a snow angel. Soon they head inside to warm up and enjoy some hot cocoa.
As they are admiring their creation through the window Mama Bear takes the opportunity to tell her cubs about the appearance of angels at the birth of Christ. That Mama Bear is a smart one!
This book would be perfect this Christmas season for showing your kids that we can have fun and keep things Christ centered. Not only does the story itself reference several instances of angels appearing but there is also a section on the back cover that lists six additional appearances of angels in the Bible.
I recommend this book to anyone that is looking to keep your celebrations Christ centered this year. It is a short read but sure to delight the whole family with the discussions that will come from the topic.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. (Posted on 12/7/2016)
- Review by April
The angel story in this book is of course the Christmas story. I love that the bears made a snow angel... once snow flies here I know we will be trying our best to create an angel.
Pick up this book now as you start preparations for Christmas season!
Thanks Zondervan for sending me this book to review in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for this review and all opinions expressed are 100% mine.
(Posted on 10/17/2016)
- Review by PENNY
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- Review by The IE Mommy
We hardly get snow where we live, so for my boys to read and think of building a snowman that looks like an angel was very funny. It was a great introduction to then read about God’s angels that spoke to Mary, the Shepard’s, the Wise Men and Joseph in the story of the birth of Jesus. It was a very cute way to include the Christmas story!
I enjoy reading Christmas books to my children, even all year long. I used to put our Christmas books away with the Christmas decorations, but now I leave them out and look forward to reading The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel all year long too! (Posted on 10/8/2016)
- Review by Jalynn
We find Brother and Sister and Honey outside with the fresh, fallen snow. They are all in a conundrum because they want to build a snow bear but they want it to be new and different. So as Honey makes her first snow angel, Brother and Sister decide that's exactly what they will make. After they come in for some warming up, their parents tell them all about angels and what their special jobs are.
I love this story because it explains what an angel is and how special they are to us and to God.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. (Posted on 10/4/2016)
- Review by Penny
“Christmas Angel” was written and illustrated by Mike Berenstain, the son of the original writers, Stan and Jan Berenstain. I still think it is SO awesome that my grandchildren can now hear and read the series that I read as a little girl, and that I read to my little boys! Thank you, Mike, for carrying on the tradition.
In this story, the bear cubs built a snow angel (a traditional snowman, just wouldn’t do) They added a flowy robe, wings, a halo, and a harp. It was really good! Well, as they were drinking the hot cocoa Momma had made them, and admiring their work, Papa told them about Gabriel – the Christmas angel that announced the Savior’s birth. On the last page, there are also references of other angels found in the Bible...like, Michael.
I definitely recommend this book…and all of the Berenstain books…to young readers, and those who read to them.
(Posted on 9/17/2016)