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The Berenstain Bears Go Out for the Team (The Berenstain Bears)

4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  1,817 ratings  ·  26 reviews
When backyard sluggers Brother and Sister join the Bear Country Cub League, they get real uniforms and play on a baseball field. They also have pressure to win and competition from the other cubs. But it's Mama's advice that helps them prepare sensibly for team sports.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
ebook, 32 pages
Published February 2nd 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 1986)
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Alicia Rotter
In the classic Berenstain Bears book, Brother and Sister try out for their little league baseball team! It started off as a friendly game of baseball, but when Mom and Pop saw how well they have progressed in the sport they suggest trying out for their local team. Nervous at first, Brother and Sister mess up a few times, but quickly get the hang of it and are able to make into the team!

My favorite thing through the whole book was the way the author tied in the parents feelings about Brother and
Olivia Bailey
This is a good book to read if a lot of studnets play sports in the class. The book teaches about the importance of having fun not competition.
It also introduces the word "pressure". This is a good book to help students understand what it feel like and how to handle it.

It can be a mentor book to show students how to write as time passes. In the book, the autor was able to list what brother and sister did throughout the seasons in one page. The students can study this craft if they want to lear
The cubs try out for the Berenstain equivalent of little league, and learn the important lesson that no matter what happens, a game is just a game. It's been a while since I read one of these books, and I almost forgot how well done they are. They are always so full of positivity.
Michelle  Cropper
This is a great book, but for older readers (more first grade level). It could not keep my daughter's attention (she is almost four).
I love reading the Berenstain Bears books to my children. Each and every one of them sends a positive message.
Elizabeth S
A great book for baseball fans. We see an examples of practicing in your own backyard, organizing a pick-up game with the neighborhood, and trying out for the city league. I especially enjoyed the attention on rules that the casual baseball player may not know, such as how to steal first base. Something of an abrupt ending, but that didn't ruin the book for me!
I liked reading the Berenstain Bears books when I was an early reader. They aren't as much fun as picture books to read aloud to someone, but they are cute books to introduce children to common childhood experiences. Each one teaches a simple lesson (in this case, it's about handling the pressure of a competitive little league team in a healthy way).
Kathy Ellen Davis
Maybe it's the baseball player in me,
but I loved this book as a kid.

The pressure of trying out for a team?
Totally relatable.

And is it just me,
or do more parents need to chill out at their kids sports games?
That's addressed in here too!

Brother and Sister Bear decide to get involved in team sports and try out together. I wish when I was a kid that I'd had a chance to get involved in more sport but sadly those options weren't available to us!
This is a good story about setting realistic expectations when "going out for the team"--for both kids and parents. The end includes a very short, but obvious, reminder to parents that it is just a game.
I liked this book. It shows that being nervous about something is ok as long as you try. It also shows that girls can do anything boys can do. It teaches that as long as you try, you might succeed.
Benjamin Plume
Because of this book (and maybe others) I was one of the few kids who made a conscious effort to pick people who weren't popular early. Perhaps also because I wasn't so popular myself.
Oct 31, 2008 Lisa rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children
Shelves: children, youth-8
I like this book cause it teaches children that baseball is just a game. It also goes through the feelings of being accepted into a team sport at tryouts.
Great book to teach students that it's okay to be nervous and that girls can do anything boys can do and vice versa.
I loved reading the Berenstain Bears to my kids. The stories are great and the illustrations are fun.
My son loves this book! It combines 2 of his favorite things: baseball & The Berenstain Bears!
Ryan Berggren
it was a good book. i kinda liked it. it was not that interesting.
Rebecca (everyday reader)
The Bear family teaches important lessons!!
Megan burling
it was ok when i was 5555555555555
One of my childhood favorites. :)
We love all berenstain bear books!
I made an 80 on the AR Test
Jun 01, 2015 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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