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The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room (The Berenstain Bears)

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"The room shared by Brother and Sister is a mess because the cubs argue over who should neaten up instead of working together. Sure to make toddlers smile while they absorb an implied lesson."--Publishers Weekly....more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published May 12th 1983 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published April 1st 1983)
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this book was one of my favorites as a child. it made me feel that anything was possible. and now, living as i do, crammed into my tiny apartment with several thousand books and an alarming number of stuffed animals and knickknacks for a woman my age...well - i could stand to re-learn the lesson. i long for tidiness, but i need more square footage.
i remember that my dad bought me this book b/c my room was always a mess. i just ended up shoving everything in my closet and under my bed. now though, i have learned the lesson of the bears, and my apt is pretty neat....but i still have tons of crap.
Alexander Polsky
I loathe the Berenstain bears, i really do, and if you like them, well I loathe you too.

Two decades past bedtime reading, the trauma lingers still, and awful nights spent reading insipid rhymes are a cerebral scar that won't heal, like a tune from 1975 by The Captain and Tenille.

So, new parents, when one of these grim tomes finds its way into your house, you must shred it, stomp it like you would a louse, poison it, kick it like you would a mouse
I think that this book is a very good book,because it teaches us to clean up our room. The Berenstain bears' house was very neat and very tidy.Then one day brother bear and sister bear's room was very untidy,because they didn't clean up their toys.Then when mother bear came in to their room she was so angry,because there was a big mess.Then when papa bear came to their room papa bear said,"I think you should keep your toys in boxes,I will make the boxes for you."Then after papa bear finished mak...more
Jessica brown
Im pretty sure when my mom didn’t want to argue with me she would just give me these books to read because I remember doing exactly what the book said when re-reading this book. It was just so familiar. Which makes me laugh because im not trying to say my mom pawned me off ot books but that I followed what the books said and to this day still stand by them. It is a little weird to rekindle reading from when I was younger but it also is fun because I loved the books they were fun and informative.
Daniele Merrick
Also a part of the Berenstain Bears series, The Messy Room is a great book for parents at home and for the classroom. It’s about the two siblings and how they need to clean their room, but instead of working together, they try to do just their part. I’m sure parents really enjoy reading this book to their kids because it is so difficult to get them to clean their room, especially when it is as messy as the siblings! I feel like it would be a motivator to their chores in that aspect. On the other...more
I loved the majority of the Berenstain Bears books I encountered as a child, but this one was always my special favorite. I'm quite sure it was bought to teach me the virtues of having a clean room, but sadly confess it had quite the opposite effect on me. It looked nice and felt like an accomplishment when the bears had everything put away... but I always found it so much more INTERESTING when there was stuff everywhere. A habit I still battle approaching 30.
Eirene Ang
Well sometimes, when we were kid or became adult
We just can't clean our room
Some people probably do the same thing
Neither do I, sometimes I do that
If ours room messy
Ours parents telling us to clean it up
But some reason their room messy because they need to work, busy, and more
After you clean your room, try seen from far distance fitting you can see the rooms are clean and nice views
Hope you like it!!
The whole house is clean except for the cub’s room which is covered with toys, rather than actually cleaning the two sibling argue of who has to clean what resulting in Mama Bear cleaning everything. She decides that she has had enough that rather than putting their things away Mama Bear throws it in the trash instead. The cubs are very surprised and horrified to what their Mom has done. When Papa Bear gets home he explains to the cubs that it isn’t far to Mama Bear to clean up after them and th...more
From a very young age, I have always wanted things to have homes. Must be why I reread this one a gazillion times.

If your child is fascinated by The Container Store, this is the book for them.
Asif Zamir
The Berenstain Bears series of books follows a friendly family of bears. I always enjoyed bringing these books home as a child and enjoy reading them to children today. There is Mama and Papa bear, Brother Bear, Sister Bear and Honey Bear. Brother Bear (Small Bear) is always being taught by Papa Bear to learn something constructive but Papa Bear always ends up getting the shaft of the deal as he is always getting banged up somehow. It's quite comical. This story goes through everyday issues of b...more
I despise the Berenstain Bears. Hate the drawings and stories are thinly disguised (& idiotic) lessons.
Savannah Work
"The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room" was my favorite book and cartoon to watch when I was growing up. The book teaches important life lessons to children, in this book it is the importance of working together and listening to adults and other social-emotional skills.

Facts about the authors:Stan and Jan Berenstain were born in 1923. Stan was a medical assistant in the Army during WWII and Jan worked in an airplane factory. They started writing and illustrating their books after they had thei...more
Mohamed Galal
النظام و الاهتمام بترتيب الغرفة مهمّ مفيش كلام :D
T Crockett
I like Berenstain Bear books, and this one is fine, except that it feels like two drafts pasted together by accident. The start of the book is all about how the kids don't pick up after themselves. The solution that Papa comes up with is to create more storage. The storage ideas are great, but they have nothing to do with why the room gets to be a mess in the first place.

Of course no child that I've read this to has ever commented on this problem.
Ashley Boris
This is one of the famous Bernstein Bear books and specifically deals with the lesson of organization and keeping everything clean. These stories are always so relatable to many children and what they are experiencing in their lives as they grow up. I always have a messy room and my mother would yell at me to clean it up every weekend when I was a child, so I remember this story relating a lot to me when I read it at that time. Since this and the other books like these all have a life lesson in...more
Brittany Messer
I read the book, "The Berenstain Beard and the Messy Room" by Stan Bernenstain. I love all of the Berenstain Bears books. I think these books teach Primary children great life lessons in a simple and kid friendly way. Primary children can relate to this story because all children have had a messy room that their parents yell at them to clean up. We have all heard the saying pick up your clothes off the floor, put your toys in the toy chest, and make your bed. These are the famous words of every...more
Chester Richmond
Most people who live in a messy place do not even realize how bad their area is. However once a room is cleaned and optimized you can feel completely different about the space and realize how much more enjoyable it is to be in a clean and efficient room. Children typically keep their rooms messy and parents are constantly asking them to clean up their messes. This book could show children the advantage of cleaning up their own space and hopefully inspire them to clean their room on their own ter...more
Sami C
This is the only Berenstain Bears book I had ever read, and it's quite a surprise that it popped up on the sidebar when I was reviewing Curious George.

I don't remember much, but I do owe my organizing skills to this book. Almost all my stuff are in boxes.
I love the Berenstain bears!

I'm so excited there are e-books. I'll be downloading them all and reading before bed :) I'm 26 years old and I still love these books. the children love the books.
This is one of my favorite books because it makes Papa a hero, not a fool. It deals with common problems all siblings have. If you want a book from this series, I believe this would be my top choice.
Teaches students that keeping your clean and organized makes your room a nicer, fun place. Also, keeping your room clean keeps your mom from throwing away all of your stuff in frustration
Alison Steffel
The Berenstain Bears' house is perfectly clean and spotless except for the brother and sisters' room. One day the mama bear decides she has had enough picking up after them, and with the papa bear's help they organize and clean the room. There is an underlying theme of everyone helping out which is great for children to read with their parents. I would read this in a classroom if I were relating it to a lesson on everyone helping each other and being nice to each other and working together. Ther...more
Great way to get the kids started on what ended up being a whole weekend project, but turned out with very clean, very organized rooms.
Wendy Brigido
my mother bought this book when we were at the store. This book bring back good memories as a child. I loved reading this book by myself.
Kelley Moore
Do kids still love the bears like I did when I was younger? Great book to teach lessons.
Jonelle Tiffany Boulter
I remember reading this book a couple of times. Once at a dentist office.
I liked this book cause I showed that you shall always pick up an put away
Kim T.
Great GDR book example. Secured this title from my local library.
Church Publishing
Hey it's not me after-all. Good to know when you're a little kid
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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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