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The Berenstain Bears and the Big Blooper (The Berenstain Bears)
Sister Bear is over at Lizzy Bruin's house watching Trouble at Big Bear High--a big-cubs' video that they probably shouldn't even be looking at--in which two teen bears are having an argument. When one of them gets really really angry, he says a certain word. It's a word Sister has never heard before. At dinner that night Sister tries out this brand-new, stronger-sounding ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 24th 2000 by Random House Books for Young Readers
(first published September 1st 2000)
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Nov 24, 2011 Amara Tanith rated it did not like it · review of another edition
Wow. I almost don't know what to say. This was horrible, but in such a surprising way that I'm not even sure how to react. Normal Berenstain Bears books build up these (usually) horrible, (sometimes) hypocritical morals over 32 pages. This one didn't bother. The first ~20 pages were drivel, and then sudden in the last 9, the "don't use words that the Moral Guardians don't like" moral flies in, squawks, then flies away without so much as an explanation to why it was there in the first place.
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This book teaches kids that, yes, their parents swear sometimes but, no, neither the parents nor the kids should swear. Why? Because it isn’t “nice,” but, more importantly, it’s lazy and too easy a habit to fall into. This is not the best of the Berenstain Bears offerings but, what can I say? My son loves these books. They appeal to kids by addressing every possible parenting fail, and then making the parenting fail a-okay in the end. I wish all my parenting fails were neatly wrapped up in 32 pa ...more
Nov 18, 2013 Rebecca rated it liked it
A lot of things seemed to have been dropped over the course of this book, such as Brother not getting in trouble for watching the same movie.
The story was fine, but the ending was a tad...abrupt. Not sure what I would have done differently, because, really, what can you say, but I did feel like it just...stopped. Hope Sister learned her lesson. I did appreciate the comment about how using words like that can become a habit. Easy to not use them if you never start. I didn't start, so it's easy, now that I'm an adult, to not slip up and say something I shouldn't. Because, no, children, not all adults curse, and it doesn't make you seem ...more
I know the point of this book is to teach kids not to swear, but it just had me cracking up the whole time. It made me think back to my own childhood and the first time my sister said a bad word in front of my parents. I gave it a high rating because it made me laugh, but I am not convinced that this book will do anything to keep kids from cursing, especially since the only explanation as to why is was bad was just to say that they aren't nice words. A lot of kids I know would follow that up wit ...more
There was so much build-up to Sister uttering a curse word after watching American Pie for Bears or something, but then the story just ends, which totally ruined the book for me. Mama's like, "Nobody should say those words, right, Sister?" but Sister had already fell asleep. It was an extremely lazy way to conclude the story.
Lizzy and Sister watch a film with bad language and Sister decides to try out a new word on her family when she spills her drink. Brother finds it funny but Mama is not impressed with the language. Papa as usual is no help at all! I liked the story and the way Brother and Papa were acting. Good story.
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