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The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Influence (The Berenstain Bears)

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  196 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Sister Bear and her new friend, Miranda, make a lot of bad decisions—riding down Dead Bear's Hill, eating Ben's apples, running through Mizz McGrizz's tulips. When Mama Bear finds out about these things, she wants Sister to stop playing with their new neighbor. But is it really all Miranda's fault?
Paperback, 32 pages
Published June 24th 2008 by HarperFestival (first published 2008)
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Sheeba Virani
All children argue and fight among themselves. Sometimes they feel sad, angry and hurt. They make new friends and also indulge in inappropriate behaviors without realizing what they are doing. This book depicts what happens when children become careless and fight with each other. The consequences of such behavior and its effect on parents is well depicted in this book.

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When teaching children about responsible behavior this is a good book to read in the class. After reading the book the t
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Rosanna
May 11, 2015 Rosanna rated it really liked it
As a kid, I LOVED Berenstain Bear books. I can go through the list and tell you exactly which ones we had, because I read them a million times. As an adult, I'm so happy that Zack loves them. They are entertaining and have a good moral with every story. But man are they long! I would probably shy away from them if not for remembering how much I used to love them. So bring on The Bears and a longer bedtime routine!
Anna
Sep 29, 2012 Anna rated it liked it
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Sister Bear and a new cub, Miranda, get into a lot of trouble when they take off on Sister's tricycle through Bear Country. They trample flowers, steal apples, and deface some newly poured concrete.

Mama Bear and Miranda's mom get calls from the neighbors and both decide their daughter's new friend is a bad influence! The girls admit that both of them are at fault, and they go around the neighborhood in the afternoon and help make reparations.

Read with Logan in Austin, September 2012.
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★★★The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Influence by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Sister Bear is at it again, in this one she gets in a fight with her best friend and decides to get a new one. And sometimes bears tend to show off a bit, to get another bear to like them. Showing off can only lead to trouble, and they sure found it.
Rosa Cline
Dec 24, 2016 Rosa Cline rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids, 2016
The Berenstain's did a really good job at writing this book to help children see that sometimes friends can be 'bad' for them. But also when they get into trouble that 'both' children is at fault not just the one making the suggestions of what to do. Really appreciated this book.
Jennifer
Jan 29, 2010 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: friendship
This book is a good book for students who become a friend with somebody for the wrong reasons. It's a good lesson about "friends aren't friends with they make you do things you don't want to do." It also has a good lesson about fixing things that were done wrong. It's a good "morals" book.
Kristina
Oct 01, 2016 Kristina rated it it was amazing
sister bear is having a bad day and meeting her new neighbor accidentally makes it worse. the girls get into a lot of trouble but end up correcting it at the end of the book. my daughter enjoyed this book. I would recommend this book to others.
Jaime
Apr 12, 2012 Jaime rated it really liked it
We love all berenstain bear books!
Miri
When Sister gets into a fight with her best friend Lizzie, she makes a new friend named Miranda. Together the two of them cause lots of trouble, who is the real bad influence?
Vaishali
Aug 09, 2016 Vaishali rated it it was ok
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I've always found the Berenstain Bears unintelligent and bland; alas... the spicy title of this book didn't change that perception either :)
Edward Creter
Apr 11, 2014 Edward Creter rated it liked it
Sister Bear has a new bff--only she's a bad bff. Soon they're stealing apples and riding their bike into wet cement. What will their respective parents say? Read and find out!
Madelyn
Aug 24, 2011 Madelyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sister Bear did not make good choices in this book. She learned not to do the things that are bad and to choose good friends.
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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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