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The Berenstain Bears and the Papa's Day Surprise

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“Father’s Day is nothing but a greeting card holiday,” is what Papa says. If that’s the way Papa feels, then his family just won’t celebrate this year. But, as the big day rolls around, and there’s no card, no gift, and no breakfast in bed, Papa’s spirits sink lower and lower. That’s when the cubs spring on him their wonderful Papa’s Day surprise!


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ebook, 32 pages
Published April 13th 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published April 2003)
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Audryaunna
Nov 23, 2014 Audryaunna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful story about Papa bear who doesn't want a special day.
Emily Garrison
Nov 03, 2016 Emily Garrison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was published in 2003 by Random House Publishers and is a book in the First Time Books series. This story starts off by telling the reader that Papa bear is a very opinionated bear. He has opinions about just about everything! One of his opinions is that Mother's Day is a worthy holiday but he doesn't think much of Fathers Day. In Father's opinion, Father's Day is just a conspiracy to get people to spend money. Papa recommends that the family skips Father's Day this year and the family ...more
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Stef
Dec 12, 2016 Stef rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Papa Bear is very adamant no one do anything for him for Father's Day, but he's so inundated by advertising and marketing schemes for the holiday that he decides maybe it'd be okay if the cubs did something for him after all. The day arrives, and no one is paying him any mind, so he mopes outside to a robin he sees a kindred spirit in. Of course, the cubs and Mama have a surprise for him--a Papa's Day Surprise, if you will: an all-hail-dads-themed brunch, followed by a gift of a Bearcalounger (o ...more
Miri
Celebrate Father's day with the Berenstain Bears. Papa scoffs at father's day and says he doesn't want to celebrate, but as the day draws nearer he softens and begins to worry that his family won't celebrate father's day.
Beth
Mar 09, 2012 Beth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I love "The Berenstain Bears" series, and I really wanted to like this book too. The Father's Day elements were sweet.

But as far as lessons in ethics, the Bears missed it this time around. Lying is okay when it's in furtherance of keeping secrets? Really? REALLY?
Madelyn
Aug 24, 2011 Madelyn rated it liked it
I loved when he got the chair at the end. I like it because it was cute to see the little baby being fed by papa.
Heather Jo
Oct 03, 2016 Heather Jo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Tiny Mendoza
Jul 30, 2013 Tiny Mendoza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Made me miss my dad so much!
Derek Mahar
May 06, 2014 Derek Mahar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sophia enjoyed reading this story more than the last Bernstein Bears book that we read!
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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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