Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear 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 the family home and studio in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks much like the sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country.
The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones contains eight Old and New Testament stories with charming Berenstain Bears taking the parts of biblical characters. The large text and colorful illustrations engage and entertain children with simple short-sentence stories of David and Goliath, Creation, Daniel in the lion's den, Jesus' birth, the Samaritan's account, Jesus entering Jerusalem and the resurrection story, 'He is risen.' While some literary license is taken, such as Daniel petting the lions in the den, the overall stories are biblically accurate. The padded board book is sturdy enough to withstand wiping down from sticky fingers and strong enoug;h for repeated turning of the pages as the story unfolds, keeping the spine intact. 'The Berenstain ,Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones' piques little ones curiosity with simple Bible stories that teach and entertain. This would also fit nicely in a Christmas stocking or under a Christmas tree. * The Midwest Book Review *