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Los Osos Berenstain y La Ninera = The Berenstain Bears & the Babysitter (The Berenstain Bears)

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Mom and Dad are going out, Gramps and Gran are too. Who will stay home with the cubs? Just anyone won't do... This is the series of Berenstain Bears and the Sitter.
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Published October 1st 1999 by Turtleback Books (first published October 1st 1981)
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Christina Deroche
Apr 01, 2014 Christina Deroche rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: authors
The Berenstain Bears are some wonderful books. They teach lessons and are fun and adventurous. Children really get into some of their books. This specific book helps teach children to give a person a chance before shutting them out.

Stan and Jan Berenstain are the creators of the Berenstain Bears series of children's books. The first Berenstain Bears book, The Big Honey Hunt, was published in 1962. It quickly became a favorite book for young children that are just learning how to read. Since the
Jordan Lee
Apr 15, 2013 Jordan Lee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a story about the bears getting scared to be left alone with a new sitter who they don’t think likes them because of accidents that have happened in the past. When Ma and Pa leave for the night they end up having a lot of fun with the new sitter and they realize that she is just as nice as anyone else, they just had to give her a chance. We would use this books in our classroom to teach students that they can’t judge a book by its cover and it’s better to give people a chance than not at ...more
Jul 30, 2013 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read so many Berenstain Bears books during elementary school it's ridiculous!

I rated every book that I read during childhood 5 stars.
Why? Well because that was a time in my life when I loved every single thing I read. And because they bring back fond memories. Ah, the joys of being young!
Apr 21, 2013 Stacey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
This book is for students of all ages. It encourages students not to think the worst in situations. Sister and brother bear think they are not going to have a good time with the babysitter because of their misbehaviors in the past. Towards the end of the book they change their mind.
Cassandra Lindquist
I think these books are really fun because they take bears and bring them to life and show this whole other world that these bears live in. They make the bears homes and lives similar to peoples lives which I think creates great imagination for children. I have always really loved this series and they are a huge hit at the daycare I use to work at. This one was a favorite and I think its because the sitter adds this fun element because she is scary at first but then the bears adore her. This is ...more
Dad brought home a few books from the used book store and this was one of them. I liked seeing what Mrs. Grizzle had in her drawstring bag. I'm glad that Dad buys me books I point out from the back cover.
Aug 02, 2014 D'Anne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
If this town meeting is do damn important that both Mama and Papa have to go and everybody else is going, why isn't Mrs. Grizzle attending?
Bethany Vines
Since I have always been a fan of The Berenstain Bears collection, I often read these books with the kids that I babysit. The Bereinstain Bears and the Sitter is a cute book that shows the bears first experience with a babysitter. At first, the bears are nervous, but in the end they learn that having a babysitter can be fun and exciting. I think that this book was a good choice for kids to read or to be read to because it is relatable to kids of many ages that may have babysitters. I think that ...more
Jul 17, 2014 Steve rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love reading the Berenstain Bears books to my children! Each and every one of them sends a positive message.
Adam Utehs
This book shows that children usually fear their next door neighbors and in this case the next door neighbor was going to be their baby sitter. Many children make assumptions that people do not like them like neighbors and other people who are not their parents. When kids even get their first sitters like me they are scared that these people are evil and out to get them. This book shows that these assumptions are not true and children should be more open minded. I would recommend this book for c ...more
Feb 15, 2015 Luna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 25, 2011 Shacoria rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Small Children
This is the 7th Berenstain Bears book that I have read. These books are always so beautifully illustrated. This books didn't really have very much flair to it. I mean, it just sort of came and went. The parents went to a town hall meeting and left the kids with the babysitter. They were afraid of the babysitter but she turned out to be nice. THE END.
Chelsea Horton
This is a series that I read growing up. I never read this one as a child (at least I do not remember). It is a great book for kids who are scared to have their first sitter. In the book the cubs were afraid she was scary, but they ended up having a great time and she was their favorite sitter. It is adorable and a great lesson for kids.
Apr 27, 2013 ↜ƈɦǟռ☂ɛℓℓɛ↝ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: yes
The Berenstain Bears and the Sitter by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Mama and Papa Bear, have a meeting to go to, so Brother and Sister Bear need a sitter. This will be there first time with a sitter, and they are scared that they won't like her. But as it turns out, everything ends up fine, and they like her.
May 23, 2008 Shelli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
When Momma and Papa Bear get a notice about a town meeting they have a hard time finding a babysitter for Brother and Sister Bear. Everyone they know is going to the same meeting. Only Old Mrs. Grizzle seems to be available... and she is not anyone the cubs wish to spend time with.
There is a big meeting that all the adults are wanting to go to but no family members are left to look after Brother and Sister Bear. The cubs are very nervous about meeting their new sitter as they have both given her a bit of trouble in the past with their cub games.
Anne Broyles
Sep 08, 2012 Anne Broyles rated it really liked it
I don’t remember this one in English, but having read it in Spanish with a young child, I liked how Brother and Sister’s feelings of insecurity and trepidation about a new babysitter are met by a strong, experienced babysitter.
Belise Michel
It is a great tool to give to parents to read with children when leaving them alone with a babysitter for the first time. It is also a great book to read in the classroom to talk about babysitters.
Megan Sewell
Mar 10, 2010 Megan Sewell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids
These books are great for families trying to teach children valuable life lessons, this one is great for letting kids know about what it is like to have a babysitter and to respect them.
Wow... If this isn't a flash back to childhood, I don't know what is. I read this book so many times! The Berenstain Bears were a huge part of my reading list growing up!
Jul 21, 2009 Nataytay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really really really enjoyed this book when I was little and teaches that you can't judge a book by it's cover! One of my favorite Berenstain Bears books!
In case we needed more proof that looks can be deceiving. Mrs. Grizzle turns out to be a terrific babysitter after all. Who'd a thunk?
Feb 22, 2008 angrykitty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
for some reason, when i saw the malcolm in the middle where bea arthur babysits dewey, this book instantly came to mind.
I used to read these with my parents all the bloody time! Most of them were so loved that they had all fallen apart.
May 13, 2012 Shannon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1988
"Shannon 1988." My grandma baby sat for me my whole life -- I always wondered what a baby sitter would be like...
OMG Mrs. Grizzle was just the most awesome! Looks all terrifying and scary and then was just heaps of fun :)
Sister and Brother learn an important lesson on not judging someone by outward appearances.
Aug 11, 2011 Kristy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best Berenstain Bears books I've read...this one is just seriously cute and funny.
Feb 21, 2009 Lia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-book
Some of the Berenstain Bears might be mental hygiene (like this one), but they're still good.
Jun 17, 2016 Aiden rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A gift from Mommy. All-Time Bestselling Children's Books #115.
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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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