Mike Berenstain


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in The United States
December 21, 1951

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Stan & Jan Berenstain


Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents, Stan and Jan, working together to write and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too. Mike is married to Andrea and they have three children. They live in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks a lot like Bear Country.

Mike's earliest memory is of his parents studio in suburban Philadelphia. He remembers sitting on the floor scribbling on yellow typewriter paper with a big black pencil. His mother looked at the tangled hairball he had created, pointed out some random shape and said, "Look! Youve drawn a fish!" It did, indeed, look like a fish. That was his first drawing lesson. Hes been drawing ever since.

Aside from drawing, Mikes primary interests growing u
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The Berenstain Bears' Night...

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The Berenstain Bears' Lemon...

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The Berenstain Bears Are Su...

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The Berenstain Bears' Easte...

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The Berenstain Bears: We Lo...

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The Berenstain Bears Thanks...

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“The whole family sang:
"Over the river and through
the woods, now grandmother's
cap I spy!
Hurray for the fun!
Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!"

"But Gran doesn't have a cap," said Sister. "She has a scarf."
"Well, I spy it anyway--through the kitchen window," said Brother.”
Mike Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings

“Hello, there, young'uns!" he said, squeezing the cubs in a big bear hug. "Are you ready for our great Thanksgiving feast?"
"Yes, Gramps," said Sister. "But, you know, we should also think about all our Thanksgiving blessings."
"I always do!" said Gramps, leading them inside and into the kitchen. "And the Thanksgiving blessing I think about most is Grizzly Gran, herself--the best cook in Bear Country!"
"Now, Gramps," scolded Gran. "Stop your nonsense and help get the food on.”
Mike Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings

“It's a shame there aren't any Native Bears here to share it with us," said Brother.
"Never fear," said Gramps, seating himself at the head of the table. "My great, great grandmother was one-quarter Native Bear and I am ready to share. Let's eat!”
Mike Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings

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