The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone
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The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone (The Berenstain Bears Beginner Books)

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Stan and Jan Berenstain invite readers to help solve a mystery in this beloved Beginner Book. When a dinosaur bone goes missing from the Bear Museum, it’s up to the Berenstain Bears to help crack the case. From the Mummy Room to the Hall of Famous Bears, the detectives seek every possible hiding place. Can Brother and Sister Bear find the culprit in time for the museum’s g...more
ebook, 72 pages
Published February 9th 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published March 1st 1980)
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Diressa Belcher
The three Bears go adventure to find the missing Dinosaur Bone in The Bear Museum. They have exactly one hour until the dinosaur exhibit opens. Will they find the bone?
They look inside: the mummy's tomb, a vase,the Indian totem pole and the wax museum. They give up looking until a bear looks outside and notices a buried bone. They go investigate and they find the bone! They also find their hound dog, Sniff's, paw prints. The mystery is solved! Sniff buried the bone. The town had a grand time at...more
I would probably give this book a 2 1/2, it's not my favorite, but J and the kids really like it so I bumped up my rating to a 4 for them! I do enjoy the rhymes...
I used this book in a 1st grade read aloud and incorporated science ideas. Before reading the book the students tried to define the words MYSTERY and INVESTIGATION and discuss similarities/differences. They also made predictions about what would happen during the story. After reading the book, the students tried to think of professions that required solving a mystery or investigation. I then gave each student 5 white UV beads and a pipe cleaner (they made bracelets) and tried to predict what wou...more
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Dawn Grabs
John's favorite. Had it all memorized at age 4.
Scott Hayden
I used to feel guilty about listing such simple kids' books - like it was a cheater way to up my GR book count. But then I saw librarians listing them. If they can...

What's more, I finally realized that if I've had to read it more than once because some toddler keeps climbing into my lap, I deserve the higher count.
Good book for early readers to read on their own or share with a friend. Also a fun read aloud to share with young kiddos. Time is mentioned quiet a bit with this book, since the Bear Detectives are on a schedule to complete a case. A telling time project can easily be worked around this book.
Jan 25, 2009 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2009, childrens, mystery
Another fun story from the Berenstain Bears. This one involves the detectives attempting to find a missing dinosaur bone before the museum exhibit opens to the public. Our girls enjoyed the story and I like that they enjoy the Berenstain Bears' stories as much as I did as a child.
Samantha Penrose
A fun, rhyming trip through a museum in search of a missing dinosaur bone....Will the bears and their pup find the bone in time? A cute story with a predictable ending. I' wondering though, who is the third bear?! (brother, sister, and ???? was there a cousin freddy?)
Elizabeth S
A refreshingly good beginning reader book. The bear detectives investigate a truly intriguing mystery. I like the rhythm and rhyme of the text, I like the traditionally fun Berenstain pictures, and while the solution wasn't overwhelmingly original, it was still fun.
I love the Berenstain Bears! This is a new one for me. A mystery about where a bone from the bear museam has gone. Great for early readers. A good book for independent reading. Incoporates lots of rhyming and even a little mystery. Could be used to teach predicition.
One hour until the Bear Museum opens and the dinosaur skeleton is missing a bone. Oh no! Three little bears and a puppy to the rescue! My daughter loved this one - particularly the creepy mummy case.
This was an enjoyable children's mystery in the "I Can Read It All By Myself" Beginner Books series. My son & I both agree that this book deserves 5 stars. It has a nice rhyming rhythm to it.
A&E Harbin
One of my 4-year olds absolutely loves this book! He's not one to sit and read a book for any amount of time by himself, but I found him repeatedly by himself "reading" this one
Love to read it with my kids! They are excited to see who stole the bone. I also love that I read this book when I was little too.
the characters and stories of the berenstain bears teaching children early learning concepts.
I used this one as a quick read-aloud example of the mystery genre.
Not my favorite but kids always seem to enjoy it.
Angela Barakat
I read this with both my children.
One of the better BB books.
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Stan and Jan Berenstain (often called The Berenstains) were American writers and illustrators best known for creating the children's book series the Berenstain Bears. Their son Mike joined them as a creative team in the late 1980s.
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