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The Berenstain Bears Don't Pollute (The Berenstain Bears)

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  658 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
When careless citizens pose a threat to Bear Country's environment, Brother and Sister Bear form the Earthsavers Club. Their spirited ecological efforts deliver a timely message about the urgent need to mend our polluting and wasteful ways. ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 3rd 1991 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1991)
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Apr 03, 2013 Kristal rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
Is it a good idea to teach children to reduce, reuse, recycle, and not to litter? Absolutely. However, I still don't like this book because it teaches that adults are idiots (especially papa, but mama is smart) and don't realize the importance of not polluting.

Also, while it is definitely good to recycle and whatnot, we still are going to cause damage to the planet because everybody does have garbage every week and it has to go some where, and that should be acknowledged.
Reasons I don't like this book:
1. Parents/adults are the problem and the teachers need to teach the kids this;
2. The bully comes up with the idea to "lean" on anybody who doesn't cooperate with the no pollution plan; and
3. Papa Bear's bad dream and illustrations of it weren't necessary or appropriate for the storyline or the intended audience of this book.
Mar 02, 2016 Betsy rated it it was amazing
Lots of information for a child to digest, but well organized to urge everyone to get on the stick.
Emily Garrison
Oct 18, 2016 Emily Garrison rated it it was amazing
This book was published in 1991 by Random House Publishers and is part of the First Time Books series. In this story, the Bear family listens and Papa reads an article in the paper which says Bear Country is in trouble due to pollution. Professor Actual Factual is making quite a fuss about pollution and the harm it does to the environment. Brother bear has a report due on endangered species and he's having trouble finishing it. He thinks that the shape Bear Country is in is dependent on who's lo ...more
Shiny Ajit
Dec 22, 2016 Shiny Ajit rated it it was amazing
Very easy for making the kids understand the good qualities
Brooke Murray
Dec 03, 2014 Brooke Murray rated it really liked it
In the classic series of Berenstain Bears books, this one is about the family and how they are going to help make their world healthier to live in. The book starts off with Papa bears reading a newspaper story from one of their friends talking about how Bear Country was in serious trouble because of people not taking care of the environment. Papa bear thinks that the whole ordeal isn't a big deal while Mama, sister, and brother Bear think it's a huge deal. Brother and Sister Bear end up going do ...more
Tessa Hensley
Dec 08, 2015 Tessa Hensley rated it liked it
Hello Earth Day. This book is all about pollution and why it is harmful and why we shouldn't do it. This would be a great book to share with students on Earth day especially to help give them an idea of the reasons we have Earth Day and what pollution is and why we need to treat the earth with respect. After reading you can have students make a list of all the ways they pollute and challenge them to not pollute for the whole month. Have them put together a clean up plan for cleaning up some of t ...more
Rosa Cline
Apr 14, 2015 Rosa Cline rated it it was ok
Shelves: kids
The cover of this book appears that it is one of the 'easier' reading books and even has "first time books" on the cover. But that is deceiving. It is a long book that has lots of words on each page, so reading to my 3 year old granddaughter that loves Berenstain Bears she got bored before we were done. The descriptions about conservation, recycling, cleaning up the envioronment etc was much more advanced for a beginning reader and even possibly for a young elementary student. So if this had bee ...more
J.D. Holman
I read this to several classes yesterday, for Earth Day. It's a typical Berenstain Bears book, with a fun story offering a lesson that isn't too preachy. This time, the cubs learn about pollution from Professor Actual Factual, and they encourage their community to do something about the problem. There's nothing controversial, and if your school is a green one, your students probably practice most of the ideas the bears offer. Some of my students even pointed out how they cut the plastic can hold ...more
Sarah Kasper
Apr 04, 2011 Sarah Kasper rated it really liked it
Keeping our planet clean is a hard, but important job. Educating our students about what to do to help keep pollution under control is paramount. I would share this book before we start a unit on pollution. The book includes some important vocabulary which would be a great start to this lesson, for example, "ecology," "conservation," and "recycle" are some words that would be good to bring up and ask students what they think they mean. I would love to have students create signs and banners and t ...more
Grade Levels: K-3
This popular series features a fun story that discusses environmental issues (i.e. pollution) and the importance of caring for our environment. The connection to habitats of plants and animals is made through the story’s animal characters (i.e. bears). After reading the story, a large group discussion can be held to talk about how the Berenstein Bears solved an environmental issue (i.e. pollution, littering) in their community and how this can be connected to environmental issue
Jun 28, 2012 Shelli rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
One day Papa Bear reads an article written by Professor Actual Factual talking about pollution in Bear County. To Papa it seems like to much fuss is made over pollution and doesn't feel its a problem in their small town. Brother and Sister Bear meet with the Professor and learn how serious the problem really is. Together they come up with a way to get the message out to kids, who can then hopefully be the voice of reason to their parents.
Laura Carby
Mar 21, 2012 Laura Carby rated it it was amazing
This is a great book to read to the students during our science unit when we are discussing saving the Earth. It uses fictional characters to share what people can do not to pollute so that our Earth can be saved!
May 10, 2010 Joy rated it liked it
When Bear Country's cubs
learn pollution's a fact,
they help grownups learn
to clean up their act.

Brother and Sister learn that there is a pollution problem and organize the other cubs to help raise awareness.
Megan Rowland
Jan 21, 2012 Megan Rowland rated it really liked it
Shelves: science
This is a good book to read to the youngers ones. I'm sure pollution is an objective in science and this will be a good book to read for it.
This book has an important message about how we all need to try and help stop pollution to keep the world in good condition.
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