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The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor (The Berenstain Bears)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  9,781 Ratings  ·  96 Reviews
It's time for a routine check-up with Dr. Gert Grizzly. Sister Bear is brave about her booster shot, and Brother Bear is fine, but--achoo!--is that Papa Bear sneezing? "A light-hearted approach to the subject with straightforward information."--Appraisal.   

From the Trade Paperback edition.
ebook, 32 pages
Published February 2nd 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1981)
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Dec 04, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
‘The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor’ is part of a series of books which sees a family of bears encountering a variety of everyday life experiences. This story is about Brother and Sister Bear having to visit Doctor Gert Grizzly for a routine check-up. Sister Bear’s worried attitude represents the attitude that many children may have. They may associate seeing the doctor with blood and pain. This book is designed to show children that there is nothing to worry about going to see the doctor and ...more
Bridgett Gallagher
This was Ben's present for being SO brave when getting his 6 month shots and he loved that it was all about what had happened to him earlier that day at his well visit and that he was allowed to peel off a sticker!
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Berenstain Bears are some of our favorites - reading all of my mom's Berenstain Bears books is great. I also like to watch the cartoon before school. It's fun to sometimes see stories I've read on tv.
Aug 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
Read with Naomi & Julia.
Emily Garrison
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was published in 1981 by Random House Publishing and is a book in the First Time Books series. In this story, Mama announces to the cubs as they climb into bed, that they have a doctor check-up appointment the next day. The cubs are worried, they don't feel sick and wonder why they have to go to the doctor. Mama assures them that this is when doctors check to see if cubs are growing correctly. Even after Mama and Papa assured them it was nothing to worry about, sister is still worried. ...more
If the kids hand me a book versus me picking one out, then yes, I'm definitely reading it. They love stethoscopes, so this one is a hit.

Although I have my doubts about that doctor immediately offering to check a sick Papa Bear with a cold during his kids' own check-up, especially with all those other bears waiting outside. Overthinking a children's book is fun!
Pretty decent book in the "what to expect when you visit the doctor" category. Definitely against HIPPA that Dr. Grizzly invites all the other children in to see Sister Bear get her shot, but I'll give her a pass since this book was written in the '80s.
Nov 30, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was one of the ones I read as a kid, and it's a good way to introduce children to the idea of getting checkups, although it seems weird now that the doctor would call every kid in in from the waiting room to watch Sister Bear get a shot in her underwear.
Quinn Tirrel
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great for explaining to kids about going to the doctor.

I wish they would have been more honest with the cubs about the fact that shots DO hurt! Otherwise, great!
Krista Vogts
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: el-230
I chose this book because I remember my mother reading it to me when I was young. This would be a great book to use in the classroom because it could calm children's fears of the doctor. Also, this book does a good job of explaining the purpose of shots in a way children will understand. This is important for students to know because they will be getting shots often as they grow up. This book is cute, and has humor in it to keep the reader's attention.
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