The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food
There is a little bit of body shaming in this one, but this is an 80s mindset. This feels more like a Jan Berenstain idea.
The kids like these ...more
The Berenstain Bears books have been more or less popular for a few decades. This fact is part of what troubles me so much. I've read some of the other Berenstain books recently to my children, and they've been ok, but when I found this little gem (sarcasm), I was stunned.
When I was in nutrition school, and even more so ...more
It really all starts when their family doctor sees them at the grocery store and "invites" them to an appointment tomorrow. Never in my life have I met a doctor that was so easy to get an appointment at, usually you are on hold for 20 minutes just to find out the next opening is 2 months from ...more
Well, Papa Bear is definitely a little on the paunchy side, and the cubs were definitely not eating well, so a change definitely needed to be made. Might I suggest it start with Mama Bear, who shouldn't have bought all the junk food in the first place? Or allowed them to eat all that trash at the mall or movies? Just wondering....
Yeah, I'm a little critical here but there's a definite fat-shaming moment here that left me somewhat ...more
The thing with this book is that the back half is actually good; the family goes to the doctor and learns about the various systems in the body (like the nervous system, bone structure, digestive tracts, etc.) and there are illustrations that are just right for kids. And the recognition that exercise is important and can be a family activity is great. Even the fact that alternative snacks are spelled out so that it's not just "eat better" but ...more
Mama Bear lays down the law when she notices that Papa and the cubs are getting too chubby. With the help of Dr. Grizzly's slide show on how the body works, the Bear family makes a healthful adjustment in their diet and fitness habits. "A most enjoyable introduction to good nutrition and exercise."--(starred) Science Books & Films.From the Inside Flap
Mama Bear lays down the law when she notices that Papa and the cubs are getting too chubby. With the help of Dr. Grizzly's slide show on...more
The illustrations in this book are important because ...more
The story opens by talking about what a nice place Bear Country is, comfortable, full of nice places to live, and best of all full of healthy food for all its inhabitants. Mama Bear observes that her cubs have been eating a lot of junk food and are beginning to get a bit chubby. She shuts away the junk food in the freezer, and whisks the family away to see Dr. ...more
Written by Stan Berenstain
Published in 1985 by Random House Books for Young Children
Audience: Read together or read alone: grades K-4