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The Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight (The Berenstain Bears)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  3,729 Ratings  ·  62 Reviews
"The usually compatible Brother and Sister Bear are fighting--all day long! Mama Bear helps them realize that everyone argues once in a while, even with loved ones."--The Reading Teacher.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 12th 1982 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published April 1st 1982)
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Sep 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Jack: (cracking up) This is HILARIOUS! Look, the Mom gets so upset she whistles with her fingers and her eyes cross! Ha ha ha!

me: Is that your favorite part?

Jack: I think the best part is when the neighbors didn’t know which was worse (he reads from the book) “the big storm or the racket coming from the bears’ house.” Ha ha haaaaa!

me: Do you think other kids would like this book?

Jack: Of course! Didn’t you hear me say it was funny? Kids love funny books. But there are a few bad words in here.

Jun 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
I found this book wholly unsatisfying while reading it with my 5 year old nephew, who coincidentally has a baby sister.

The premise is easy to understand. Brother and sister get into a fight without any reason. Father is useless in resolving the fight and it is up to Mother to spout some nonsense about fighting and then pointing to a rainbow afterwards. Somehow reader is led to believe everything will be okay until the next fight.

If I am confused by the moral, imagine my nephew. Actually he pre
Dharia Scarab
Jul 04, 2015 rated it liked it

My love of reading started when i was young, and it gives me immense pleasure to provide books to Spread the Word Nevada, an organization that passes them on to children in the community. They are a terrific organization supporting an important cause. If your local I encourage you to check them out. For those living further a field, look in your own community, their may already be a similar program in place. And if not, you can always help start one.

Myself, I go ou
May 10, 2010 rated it liked it
When two small bears
Don't get along,
The grownups worry--
What went wrong?

Brother and Sister get into a fight. It starts with something silly and brews into a huge fight. Papa gets drawn into it and only Mama keeps a cool head.
Taylor Parker
Nov 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Genre: Contemporary realistic fiction
Grade Level: 2-3

I love the Berenstain Bears books and TV show as a child. Reading this book brought back some good memories. The Berenstain Bears: Get in a Fight is very relatable for kids, especially with siblings. It shows that sometimes families don't always get along and even when you are mad at the end of the day you love your family. This book would be great for siblings who don't always get along to show them that arguing happens even to brother and si
Kristine Hansen
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Isn't it something how easily a grumpy day begins? Here we find Brother Bear and Sister Bear in a fight that affects not only their own relationship, but the moods of those around them (which is a great reminder by the way!) While it felt like the fight resolved very quickly, the important aspects of conflict resolution are brought up, and for the age group, maybe it's good to train a child to deal with things like anger quickly.
Jean Grabaskas
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
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Dec 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Genre: Modern Fantasy
Grade: 2nd-3rd
Good lesson on fights and arguements for close friends and, or sibling, but not to useful for arguments between two people who are not friends in the first place. it has its uses in a classroom.
Slow Man
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Occasional argument is part of living together. You get a beautiful rainbow after a storm. Let’s remember that.
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book because I like play-fighting. I also enjoyed this book because I like treehouses.
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I liked it.
Carissa M
Sep 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
"Get in a Fight" by Stan Berenstain is another book that teaches kids lessons as they grow up, that it is okay to argue and compares a fight to a storm. The storm eventually clears up and a beautiful rainbow takes its place. Brother and Sister bear wake up grumpy one morning and begin to snap at each other, at the end of the day Mother and Papa bear intervene and ask the cubs if they even remember why they were fighting. The Sister and Brother make up and continue to work on their treehouse and ...more
Feb 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
The bird woke the kids up. Brother and sister went on the bus and had lunch together. Sister put her feet in the brother's face and he said no and they argued. He was mad and she was not happy. They argued and she went to the bathroom. She brushed her teeth, hair and soaked her face. They didn't sit together on the bus - he was on the back and she was on the front. They sat in the rain. She took all his dinosaurs and she rolled them. He put all the toys up. Their Papa yelled at them. The Mom whi ...more
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
Brother wakes up grumpy one morning for no particular reason and takes it out on Sister, which initiates them being pissed at each other until Mama Bear points out that they don't even know what they're fighting about, and then the fight is over. This story didn't do too much for me in that I don't know what my takeaway should be from this. That's it's okay and normal to fight? But what about when it isn't? I guess Brother and Sister making up for no reason makes sense because they fought for no ...more
May 05, 2015 added it
I read this and other Berenstain books repeatedly as a child. I enjoyed them then. I'm not putting stars on these partly b/c I feel I'd need to look at them again to see what I'd rate them now, and I don't have them available (which in itself tells you they aren't big favorites I guess). In adulthood, I still like some things about these books, other things not so much. One of the bigger things I don't care for is that they often seem to make Papa Bear out to be rather foolish, while Mama is usu ...more
Jul 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents who want to bring up the topic of fighting
My sons fight and I was an only child, and I freak out sometimes when they fight. I've gotten much better at tolerating their fights, but that's not the same thing as having a dialogue about the fighting. It's hard to get a book that isn't too preachy or moralistic. This book has the mother as the one who saves them. Fighting is likened to a storm, it eventually ends, and sometimes a rainbow comes up, like getting along together again. I liked it, and my son asked to read it again right after I ...more
Sep 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
I loved these books as a kid and now that my children have them, I've slowly been re-reading them. This one is a cute story; I like that it shows that arguments are a normal part of life but I felt that they could have done a better job and explaining how to handle arguments. The book sorta makes it sound like you fight with someone and then everything is magically great again, which is often not the case in real life.
Kayla Quinn
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: teacher-specific
The story is about how brother and sister bear could not get along. They had upset the entire house, but by the end of the book, they could not remember what the big argument was about. I would choose this book for a class because it is a classic book with life lesson that children can use later on.
Aug 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Nice way of explaining that family doesn't always get along, especially the ones we live with. But if we can weather the storm, move on and forgive we are rewarded with a beautiful rainbow... or at least feel better toward one another. Stan and Jan Berenstain write books that are a must read for every parent and child.
Miss Meghan's Class
Oct 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another good book about sharing and the usual bickering that happens between siblings. I wish my sister and I had read this when we were younger. Read this to the three little girls and I noticed the two that always bicker (sisters), even though they are only 3 and 4, started being a little nicer to each other that day. It didn't last - but that day was nice.
Erika Conley
The moral of this story is that everyone gets into arguments once in a while, but in the end, we still love each other. The Berenstain Bears series is always an exciting read, and has detailed illustrations of the stories. This is no exception!
Jun 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Small Children
This is the 17th Berenstain Bears book that I have read. In this book brother and sister bear get into a fight with each other. The one thing I love about this book is the use of the storm as a metaphor for the fight and the use of the rainbow as a metaphor for the end of the fight.
Sep 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Short book with good message as per usual Berenstain Bears. One I haven't purchased for grand kids yet but definitely will. My granddaughters just got bunk beds so I think they will see themselves as this book is read to them. Read this free via my county library 3M app.
Haley Hunter
Mar 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-selection
These books are really cute and they always have a good meaning, just like this book has. I would read this the a group of children because of the meaning. I really enjoyed reading this book and it makes me want to read more of these books.
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I liked this one. The expressions on the faces of Brother and Sister Bear as they have their big fight and get petty with each other was quite funny! I loved the amount of time that Sister was taking in the bathroom while Brother fumed outside. I love these bears!
Nicollette Brewster
oh my goodness, i remember these books like it was yesterday. ah, to be a child again. it's weird, when i saw this cover i could remember reading it almost like it was yesterday or something like i never forgot it.
Feb 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
i'm not sure if this was a lesson book or not, but it's not like my brother and i were angels to each other. but i'm sure however we ended up wrapping up out fights, it wasn't as huggy feely as the berenstain bears ending...
Jan 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids
Sarah King
Brother and Sister can't seem to stop fighting!
Not really great for much. maybe comprehension. It would be okay for 3rd grade.
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