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Berenstain Bears Stories - Stan and Jan Berenstain - Audio Book CD

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Berenstain Bears Stories - Stan and Jan Berenstain - Audio Book CD

Berenstain Bears Stories

by Stan and Jan Berenstain

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Berenstain Bears Stories - Stan and Jan Berenstain - Audio Book CD

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One day, Stan and Jan Berenstain were grabbed by a family of bears.

It was a family of 3 -- an overenthusiastic Papa whose excellent opinion of himself was surpassed just by his ability to do silly items (usually placing himself in jeopardy from bees, skunks, low-hanging branches, whales, irate farmers, etc.), a wise, steady Mama with a fast grip on fact, along with a bright enterprising small boy cub.

For over forty years, the Berenstains' delightfully enchanting stories of the trio have charmed youngsters, and today they may enjoy them hearing to the authors read the greatest of their hilarious stories.

About Authors Stan and Jan Berenstain

Stanley and Janice (Grant) Berenstain were both born in 1923 in Philadelphia. At the age of 18, the 2 met on their initially day at the Philadephia College of Art and married on April 13, 1946. Stan invested a limited years in the Army, and his initial job writing and illustrating came when he started drawing cartoons for an Army newspaper. Together, the Berenstains started their profession composing cartoons in their series called "It's All in the Family." This comic, quite adult in nature, was showcased in McCalls and Great Housekeeping publications from 1956-1990. Their art was moreover showcased found on the cover of Collier's magazine twenty occasions. With the success of their "All in the Family" cartoon along with a amount of adult humor books based on this series, the Berenstains felt they could like composing children's books, also. Stan and Jan's 2 sons, Michael and Leo, liked Dr. Suess books, and the Dr. himself, Theordor Geisel, asked Stan and Jan to write a book in his series of Cat in the Hat/Beginniner Books. The result: in 1962, the Berenstains introduced their initially book about a family of bears, The Big Honey Hunt.audiobook

This story was an instant success, and since 1962, over 250 Berenstain Bears stories have been created and illustrated by Stan and Jan. According to the authors, bears were selected as the central characters "because they may stand up, they look superior in clothing, and are fun to draw." Their sons, today completely grown, equally assist with most books. Michael has illustrated over 25 of the Berenstain Bears books (including nearly all of the Bear Scouts Books), and Leo has created manuscripts for books in the Berenstain Bears Big Chapter Books series. Both sons have equally created books on their own. Michael has authored and illustrated over 30 children's pic books of his own, and Leo has published a book of brief stories inspired by his travels to Indonesia called The Wind Monkey.

The authors have mentioned that the Bear family and the stories told in Stan and Jan's books are based on their own experiences. As the stories when came from their home and their youngsters, now the stories come from Stan and Jan's 4 grandchildren. For instance, adding Sister in 1974's The Berenstain Bears' New Baby was based found on the birth of Michael (despite that Michael is a boy and Sister is a girl)! New Baby was also significant because it was the initially in the Berenstain Bears' series of First Time Books. This series has been the top among parents, kids, and critics alike; each story teaches significant classes on significant childhood topics from sleeping and fighting to spending a week away from house and the value of recycling. The best-selling Berenstain Bears books ever is a First Time Book, The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room.

Living in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles north of Philadelphia, the Berenstains continue to write. A main shift in previous years has been a focus on books for elder youngsters (aged 8-11) through the Big Chapter and Bear Scout books. These stories--with minimal illustrating--average over 100 pages and are targeted at kids who have outgrown the more colourful storybooks. The Berenstains utilize this medium to write stories about ghosts and solving mysteries, but numerous focus on significant pre-adolescent issues. Books in recent years have included encounters with drug dealers, pupils in wheelchairs, and Brother's initial kiss. According to Stan Berenstain, "We try to keep in touch with what's going on. We even understand who the Spice Girls are." The Berenstains have not neglected young visitors, nonetheless. New books in the Step into Reading Series and Baby Bear series have targeted the earliest of visitors.

The Berenstains are constantly trying to find techniques to keep stories fresh, interesting, and exciting. The Berenstain Bears and the Big Question (1999) was the initially Berenstain Bears book about religion, and in 2000, the series saw the addition of the unique member of the Bear Family in The Berenstain Bears: Baby Makes Five. With a lot of stories, Stan and Jan can't choose 1 that is their favorite; they state that's like asking a parent who their favorite child is. However, The Berenstain Bears Discover About Strangers was a book their publisher, Random Home recommended, But Stan and Jan didn't like to do it because they thought it was going to be too difficult! But it turned out ok plus they truly liked composing it when they found a technique for the book to nevertheless be funny. Though they hesitate to call it their "favorite," Discover About Strangers has specialized meaning to Stan and Jan. Stan and Jan have watched over 240 million duplicates of their books sold. 35 of the titles are among Publisher’s Weekly’s top 250 titles of all time, and 15 are among the best 100 best-selling children's paperbacks, creating the Berenstain Bears conveniently the number one marketing childrens book series ever. And this amount is certain to grow -- because several because 10 new Berenstain Bears titles hit the shelves every year, and decades of individuals who grew up found on the Berenstains' books have kids of their own.

They produced together the comic strip Sister from 1953 through 1955. They published their initially book featuring the Berenstain Bears in 1962 and with then-head of children's publishing at Random Home Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) created a lasting franchise including more books, tv series, toys, and stage productions. Jan was inducted into Radnor High School's Hall of Fame on October 20, 2006.

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