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The Berenstain Bears and the Big Blooper (The Berenstain Bears)
Sister Bear is over at Lizzy Bruin's house watching Trouble at Big Bear High--a big-cubs' video that they probably shouldn't even be looking at--in which two teen bears are having an argument. When one of them gets really really angry, he says a certain word. It's a word Sister has never heard before. At dinner that night Sister tries out this brand-new, stronger-sounding ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 24th 2000 by Random House Books for Young Readers
(first published September 1st 2000)
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This book teaches kids that, yes, their parents swear sometimes but, no, neither the parents nor the kids should swear. Why? Because it isn’t “nice,” but, more importantly, it’s lazy and too easy a habit to fall into. This is not the best of the Berenstain Bears offerings but, what can I say? My son loves these books. They appeal to kids by addressing every possible parenting fail, and then making the parenting fail a-okay in the end. I wish all my parenting fails were neatly wrapped up in 32 pa ...more
Oct 13, 2012 Amara rated it 1 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Wow. I almost don't know what to say. This was horrible, but in such a surprising way that I'm not even sure how to react. Normal Berenstain Bears books build up these (usually) horrible, (sometimes) hypocritical morals over 32 pages. This one didn't bother. The first ~20 pages were drivel, and then sudden in the last 9, the "don't use words that the Moral Guardians don't like" moral flies in, squawks, then flies away without so much as an explanation to why it was there in the first place.
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Nov 18, 2013 Rebecca rated it 3 of 5 stars
A lot of things seemed to have been dropped over the course of this book, such as Brother not getting in trouble for watching the same movie.