R.I.P. Mama Bear

The first story starring the bear family, The Big Honey Hunt,
appeared in 1962
R.I.P. Jan Berenstain, co-creator of the popular kids' books: The Berenstain Bears; Jan Berenstain passed away Friday.

According to Harper Collins' website: "Since their inception, the Berenstain Bears stories have expanded to include picture books, beginning readers, and chapter books—even a hit TV show on PBS. Writing and illustrating the books has become a Berenstain family affair. Mike joined with his parents as a creative team in the late 1980s. The Bear family has expanded over the years as well. Sister Bear arrived in 1974, and baby Honey joined the family in 2000.

My favorite when I was little.
Since Stan's death at age eighty-two in 2005, Jan and Mike have continued to write and illustrate wonderful new adventures for Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear. They live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which looks a lot like Bear Country."  Full info here.

For the full bear experience, go here.

Also, wanted to welcome new follower, 1I1ILUV--stop by often and comment much!


Brett Minor said…
I grew up on the Berenstein Bears. I still like them. I read then to the preschoolers when I have to work there.

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