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The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Commercials (The Berenstain Bears)

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Brother and Sister Bear are not greedy children, but all the toys and candy on TV look so great! Mama Bear has to find a way to teach her cubs that they can't believe everything they see . . . before that pile of unused toys gets any bigger.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 10th 2007 by HarperFestival (first published April 1st 2007)
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Elena Nagornaya
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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The Berenstain bear cubs are constantly wanting and begging for all the toys advertised on TV. Once they get it they soon lose interest and move onto the next big thing. Their mom and dad teach them a valuable lesson that helps put a stop to their unhealthy pattern.

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Lexile: AD540L
Guided Reading: L


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Jessica Lowery
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
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This tale teaches young ones to think critically about what they see on TV and not buy into ideas which may be exaggerated. The Berenstains do a good job of illustrating that children and adults alike may fall prey to commercialism and naiveté. These authors know how to portray believable and flawed adult characters. They also include a short poem in the beginning of some of their books which describe the moral of the story, this reminds me some of how Aesop would leave a moral at the end of som ...more
Rosa Cline
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This is a good book to help teach your children the importance of not believeing everything they see on tv, especially when it comes to spending money on things they may not need. Momma and Papa figure out a way of teaching Brother and Sister that lesson.
Miri
Brother and sister want everything they see on the commercials, but after one of Mama bear's lessons they learn that things aren't always like that they see on TV.

This one is one of the in the middle Berenstain Bear books. Not one of my favorites, but still a good read.
Amber
Apr 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Good moral, as with all the Berenstain Bears stories.
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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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