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The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country

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The Bear family and their Bear Country neighbors celebrate the Fourth of July with a big parade. But not before the Bear cubs get a lesson about the blessings of freedom for their country. Features 12 full-color stickers.
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The Bear family and their Bear Country neighbors celebrate the Fourth of July with a big parade. But not before the cubs get a lesson about the blessings of freedom for their country.  Features 12 full-color stickers.

Contributor(s) Mike Berenstain
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.

UPC 025986734855
ISBN-10 0310734851
ISBN-13 9780310734857
Release Date Apr 14, 2015
Weight (lbs) 0.2200
Height 8.00
Width 8.00
Length 24
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zonderkidz
Price $4.99
Series Berenstain Bears/Living Lights
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Cindy
Overall Rating
This was a cute book. Bright colorful pictures which easily and plainly explain the reason we celebrate Independence Day. And it is faith-based. A breath of fresh air for parents, and children alike. We are bombarded daily with negativity about our country, but the Berenstain Bears love the USA and most of all they love God.
5 stars from this reviewer.
This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. (Posted on 7/13/2015)
Review by Fitzysmom
Overall Rating
If you've ever been privileged enough to be a part of a small town Fourth of July celebration then you are going to enjoy sharing this book with your littles. The lovable Berenstain Bear family is back and they are about to celebrate America's birthday with their friends and neighbors.

A celebration in Bear Country wouldn't be complete without food and festivities. As the family prepares for the parade by decorating their bikes and trying on old military uniforms, a wonderful discussion ensues about the birth of America. When Sister asks "You mean countries are born like babies?" Papa gives a recap of how our beloved country was started and the sacrifices made by brave men and women.

As the Fourth quickly approaches I urge you to read this book with your kiddos and then take it a step further and find a celebration near you. Everyone needs to experience a small town Fourth of July celebration. Parades, pie eating contests, cake walks, potato sack races and then the grand finale . . . fireworks! Our freedom was hard fought and won. Go enjoy it!

I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. (Posted on 5/20/2015)
Review by Zac
Overall Rating
If you have read my other reviews of the Living Lights Berenstain Bears series, you will know I have had mixed emotions with the series. I used to love The Berenstain Bears growing up and I love that they are making faith based books. I found God Bless Our Country to be one of the better titles.

I liked the introduction to the Fourth of July in this book. I also liked how the Bear Family participated in the parade. I enjoyed the sense of family and that kids get to read about that.

Also, I liked that the book came with a sticker sheet. I know I would have enjoyed this when I was younger and I liked that addition.

I found the illustrations to be consistent with the other books in this series. I found them to be fitting with the story and ones I think many kids will enjoy.

I am still having trouble with the Biblical aspect of this series. I’m not sure if they are just trying to throw a Bible verse into some of the books in this series to make it more faith based or what, but this book is another example of a time I wish they just left out the Bible verse. In this book, Mama Bear is talking to Sister Bear about America and how the country was founded. She says, “As the Bible says, ‘He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.’” While I understand the tie in, this verse is really out of context as it was not referring to America at all. I think the use of this verse could confuse children.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. If it wasn’t for the Bible verse being stuck in it, I would have given this a five star rating.

*I received a free copy of this product to facilitate this review. (Posted on 5/11/2015)
Review by Lisa
Overall Rating
I really love the Berenstain Bears. Their books have values or morals to them and I like that my kids love reading their books. I don't mind reading these books over and over again to them. In The Berenstain Bears God Bless our Country the bear cubs learn all about why we celebrate the 4th of July. They learn that it just isn't a day we have fireworks but there is a very important reason we have those fireworks. My kids love learning about the country and our history and this book does it in a fun way for children to understand. Including stickers! My kids love stickers. They each have a poster board in their rooms for their sticker collection and the stickers from this book were divided amongst the 3 kids. The stickers are a fun addition to this book.

I received this book for review purposes. All opinions shared are my own. (Posted on 5/4/2015)
Review by The IE Mommy
Overall Rating
Memorial Day and the 4th of July are coming and it's always a great opportunity to talk to your kids about the military and what part they play in our freedom and our country. I like having a tool like a book to start the conversation and then since a lot of information is introduced, they can then ask questions at the end.

The Berenstain Bears have been a mainstay in my children's lives since they were born and were actually a big part of my own childhood. God Bless our Country is a great patriotic and Godly book about the men and women that serve our country and earned us the freedoms we enjoy today.

Just reading the first page of this book made me nostalgic for summer and the picture made me think of wonderful things to come! I like that the bears are so involved in their community and are all taking part in the local 4th of July parade. It sets a good example for my kids and our family as my son is starting to participate in things like this in Cub Scouts.

This book is a great little history lesson and always family friendly with wonderful lessons for all! The Berenstain Bears God Bless our Country is getting us ready for the patriotic holidays to come! There are some fun stickers as a bonus in this one that my daughter really enjoyed as well! (Posted on 4/29/2015)
Review by Sally
Overall Rating
The Berenstain Bears are busy getting ready to celebrate our country’s Independence on the Fourth of July. Before that can happens they are taught a lesson that our country’s birthday party is about the fight for our freedom and how our forefather’s created a new country, where people could be free and they learned to thank God for our freedom.

This is an adorably written book with great illustrations. Although the pages are filled with the preparations and fun of getting ready for the celebration, it brings to light the true meaning of that celebration in a way that is easy for children to understand.

It is a well written and beautifully illustrated book, that I would recommend for any child. I love the Berenstain Bears and am always delighted when I can share another of their adventures with my grandchildren, nieces and nephews. This is a great book for ages 4-8.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this Book by the publisher, ZonderKidz, Z Blog Squad 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 4/23/2015)
Review by Tiffany
Overall Rating
It’s the Fourth of July, and the Bear family is gearing up for a day full of festivities. The cubs have lots of questions about why they celebrate the Fourth of July and what exactly happened on that day many years ago, and Mama and Papa explain the significance and importance of the day to them.

Even though the Bear family is celebrating the founding of Bear Country, the story is just the same as our country’s founding. It teaches children the significance behind the Fourth of July, and how it’s not just a day we get to watch fireworks. I think it’s very important to teach our children the history of our country. I highly recommend the Berenstain Bears books to parents everywhere, and this book is just as great as the rest of them.

** I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 < http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
(Posted on 4/9/2015)
Review by April
Overall Rating
This book is perfect to share with your little ones near the Fourth of July, when studying about our country, or even explaining the importance of praying four our leaders and country.

I enjoy how easy the author can share how our nation came to be but also keep a christian perspective. Our nation is in need of more prayer so my focus with my kids was to help them to learn to pray for our leaders and nation, but also what patriotic means.

The book has the bear cubs decorating their bikes for a fourth of July parade... I know we have lived in places that have kids decorate their bikes for a parade. I know we are now going to search it out when it gets closer to July!

My kids enjoyed this patriotic story and are very excited for summer to come to celebrate the Fourth of July.

At the end of this story Papa Bear and Mama Bear give thanks to God, I end with a big Thank you to God for allowing me to blog but also Zondervan for sending me this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid to review this and all opinions are 100% mine. (Posted on 4/6/2015)

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