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The Berenstain Bears No Girls Allowed (The Berenstain Bears)

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Sister Bear can run faster, climb higher, and hit a ball farther than the boys, and she gloats over it. So Brother Bear and his friends build a clubhouse for boys only, and Sister is hopping mad! She plans a honey of a revenge in this funny and thoughtful book.  

From the Trade Paperback edition.
ebook, 32 pages
Published February 2nd 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 1986)
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Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-with-jayden
My parents often read this book to me when I was a child, probably because I had a younger sister who would tag along when I visited friends... even when I sometimes wished she wouldn't. As an adult reading the book to my own son, I regret that the target of the lesson is not more clear. The title and cover suggest that Brother Bear should be more patient with his sister. However, Mama Bear's lectures and the book's resolution put the blame on sister for not being a more agreeable companion. May ...more
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kiddos
This was the first book I ever read. I had my parents read it to me so many times that I memorized all the words.
Will Thomas
I ahve always liked the Berenstain Bears series. No girls aloud how ever was extreamly special because the book grab the reader. There is a level of predictability because the boys build a fort and put a sign out frunt that says no girls aloud. Well sister bear and her friends dont like this at all and run and tell mom and pappa. So at this point the reader knows that somthing is going to happen to brother and his friends. Pappa bear then desides to build a fort for the girls. the story continue ...more
Demi Burns
The Berenstain Bears No Girls Allowed: Sister can climb higher, run faster, and even hit a ball further than all the boys. And she certainly is not afraid to brag about it. But to Brother and his friends, they think it is annoying. So they decide to make a fort, where there are no girls allowed! This makes Sister and her friends very upset, so she goes and tells Papa and Mama bear. Now Sister really has something cooking up...
The Berenstain books are always thoughtful and valuable books to read.
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: yes
★★★★★The Berenstain Bears No Girls Allowed by Stan and Jan Berenstain
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My sister and I love
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think that I have read every Berenstain Bears book at least 3 times. I was obsessed. I especially like this one because I am the only girl with two brothers. This book really teaches about how girls can be just as good as boys at "boy" things. And just because a girl is better at a boy, at say running, doesn't mean that he should get mad at her. Boys and girls should always be treated equally. I think this book really does a good job at addressing equality between sexes.
My wife subjected me to this book because I consistently beat her in all her favorite games. I like the Bernstein bears ok, but I couldn't help but feel that the message was little girls shouldn't beat little boys at things. And where I come from, if you're not war whooping, you're not playing. So, eh. And it wasn't nearly as awesome as other picture books. This is one I won't be reading to the kids...
A good attempt, but the authors/story still cater to narrow-mindedness when Mother & Papa Bear stooping to the boys' level and agreeing it's upsetting for a girl to be able to outrun, out-climb, and out-hit the boys. Some contradiction in trying to be welcoming and not gender exclusive with that obvious mess up.
Feb 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
It's really too bad I didn't have these as a kid, because I'm positive I would have spent hours just enjoying the illustrations.
Sarah King
Brother Bear makes a boys only club, so sister gets even in a funny way.
my fave so far, but the title is not fair.
it should be NO BOYS ALLOWED.
Rosa Cline
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, baby-siblings, 2017
Sister has always been a tag a long for Brother and his friends. But as she grew up she became better than the boys and it wasn't fun for the boys anymore. So they went off and built a clubhouse and a sign for 'no girls allowed'. After Sister starts crying and says it's no fair. Mama with her wisdom to Sister and Papa help them (and Brother) to see that inclusion is always best not 'do unto others' ...
Sister Bear forms a "no boys allowed club" when she is rejected from Brother Bear's "no girls allowed" club. Sister Bear's club is more appealing to everyone, so the boys and the girls make a compromise and learn to play together.
I read many books as a child with a mother who was librarian and elementary teacher. I had all these. I never liked them. They were strange to me.
Slam dunk. As usual Stan and Jan nail to the wall, ask it's forgiveness and then staple it to the cross that is their bread and butter. Not asking questions but only taking answers this time in what was no doubt a night of rapturous unmentionable behavior in the realms of tantric exploration. This clearly fueled much of the fire behind the temptations and chemical cues circumscribed by the main characters here. In creating their own haven from the world they knew, one forced upon them by yet ano ...more
Donna Davis
Books are an emotional subject in our family. Everyone has a stake in every title, it seems, and everyone has an opinion. And back when the first grandchildren (for one set of grands) were born, everyone jumped up to buy books for the little stinkers.

Grandparents! This was the only possible way I would ever have had any of this series in my house. There are just too many words on the pages, and it is not adult-friendly prose, to my way of thinking. I have to admit, two of my four toddlers loved
Okay, I think this is the best Berenstain Bears book ever written. It has always been my favorite, and I loved it so much that I stole it from the library. As you might be able to tell from some of my other reviews, the library and I have a very adversarial relationship.

I just love this story. Sister Bear is better at everything than the boys, but they get annoyed when she gloats. Of course, they'd probably gloat if they beat her, but that's never mentioned because there is no place for compl
Anthony Mitchell
This one of the titles in a beginner book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain that teaches kids about family values as told by the adventures of a group of bears. This story tells of the unsportsmanlike conduct of Sister,when she plays with her fellow-bears and how she has the tables turned on her by her friends. It is a case study on how kids should and shouldn't act when playing with each other.

The quote from this tale that sums up the moral of the story comes a fourth to last page. "They're bad
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile, series
It is a bit disappointing how Papa Bear is portrayed as one of the children. I hate the clueless Father stereotype.
Dec 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-niños
In this classic picture book for children, Stan & Jan Berenstain once again delight audiences with an age-old tale from the Bear family home. Sister Bear, who always tags along with Brother Bear and his buddies, starts to be a nuisance once she bests the boys at their games. So they decide to kick her to the curb by building a fort complete with the sign that forms the book's title: NO GIRLS ALLOWED.

Upon hearing this news, Father Bear is all ready to come to the defense of his little girl an
Sam Gaume
Apr 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tchlrn-307
This installment into the Berenstain Bears series has a couple of key components to it that should be utilized in teaching young kids. The first problem in the book is that Sister is bigger and more athletic than her brother and his friends, prompting them to exclude her from all their games. This is accurate because girls do develop faster than boys and is something that should be addressed if boys are feeling discouraged by girls being athletically superior than them at a young age; because it ...more
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book as a kid, and now, I read it with new, grown-up eyes, and cringed at Mama and Papa discussing if Papa Bear would've liked it if, as a cub, a girl would've beaten him at everything he tried to do, and he said he wouldn't like it. That felt sexist. The book doesn't linger on that too much, and instead focuses on how Sister was being "a bad winner"--gloating about being more awesome than Brother and all his friends at every game. Eventually, barbecued honeycomb and salmon (Is that ...more
Sister always joins her brother and his friends in their games but they think it holds them back. As she grows up she develops faster and becomes more athletic than them, making her very boastful. The boys go off and make their own tree house and do not allow her inside because she is a girl. While Sister is initially devastated and Papa is angry,. Instead of forcing the boys to include her in their clubhouse, Papa builds Sister a better one. After the boys see how great the new clubhouse is the ...more
Книжни Криле
Мечетата Беранстийн са истинска класика сред американските детски книжки. Класика като Доктор Сюс и неговите римувани небивалици. Класика като Любопитния Джордж на Маргрет и Х.А.Рей. Или като голямото червено куче Клифърд на Норман Бридуел. И точно като тези класики, Мечетата Беранстийн са (почти) непознати на българските деца. Време е да променим това! Прочетете ревюто на "Книжни Криле":
Rebecca Abrams
Jun 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Genre: Fantasy and Picture book
Grade level: 3.6 and Lexile is 610

This book was funny and realistic in its portrayal of young boys and girls. The main characters are sister bear and brother bear. Sister bear is upset that the boys always win at sports. She gets upset when the boys create a club and exclude her because she is a girl. The girls create their own clubhouse which Mama and Papa bear help them with. Mama and Papa bear also cook for the girls and the boys smell the delicious food and as
Julie Barrett
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No Girls Allowed by Jan and Stan Bernstein
Sister bear liked to play with her brother bears, their marble games. She's a lot faster runner and a climber.
She even hits the baseball better. The father thinks it's a good thing she can do these things. When there were no boy cubs around she
picked flowers for her mother and did other things. The cubs were building a clubhouse and it's only for boys.
The girls had an idea to make their own clubhouse-no boys allowed.
Love how they get together at the end,
Kate Puleo Unger
The Berenstain Bears No Girls Allowed is my second favorite Berenstain Bear book (after Messy Room), so I had to read this one again to Christopher since my mom has it. I always wanted a tree house or a club house in the woods.

In light of non-binary gender awareness, this book seemed a little dated now. The whole idea of boys vs. girls, and especially Mama's comments about how Brother must feel with Sister being a younger girl and being better at everything. But the message about kindness is sti
Chester Richmond
This book delves into the subject of children choosing to not involve others because of their gender. This would serve as a great reference if you wanted to teach about including others or friendship to your child or classroom. This book shows how bad it can feel when you are ignored and not included by a group.

In a classroom I would use this book near the early part of the year ion a younger classroom to set a precedent for group work and classroom demeanor. It would show the classroom that the
Anneta Doerflinger

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Sister always tags along with Brother and his friends to play games, when she becomes better at running, baseball, tree climbing and marbles, it's annoying, but when she starts dancing winning dances, whooping and cheering she becomes unbearable and Brother and his friends create a clubhouse where there are NO GIRLS ALLOWED! Brother and Sister bear both learn an important lesson in this book. Brother learns that he-bear or she-bear, everyone deserves to join in the fun and Sister learns that it' ...more
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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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