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The Berenstain Bears' Big Bear, Small Bear (Step into Reading, Step 1)

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The Berenstain Bears' Big Bear, Small Bear (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1)
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 17th 1998 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 1998)
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Evelyn
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I liked it because I could read it and it was kind of funny. -6yo
James Jones
Apr 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
First they went to get a hat and the little bear took the big hat and the big bear took the small hat. The small bear put on the big hat and the big bear put on the small hat and they said "too small" is what the big bear said and the little bear said "too big" and it was covering his eyes and his nose. All that was showing on his face was his mouth and you could still see some hair from the top of the big bear's head 'cause the hat was too small. They switched and they both said "just right."
Kate Puleo Unger
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-books-read
Using simple opposite words, this book is a very fun and funny easy read. My son and I both laughed out loud when reading it. Some of the words aren't really sight words, but the drawings made it easy for him to figure out the words he didn't know.

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Crystal
Aug 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is the first English book that Mitch can "read" from start to finish! It is PERFECT for where he is right now in English, and reading it puts him in a virtuous circle of success with reading! Maybe I should put it on my "currently reading" shelf as I have a feeling we are going to be re-reading this one a lot!
Nicole
Nov 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: early-readers
This is the first book Miles has read to me without completely memorizing. It has a simple bank of a couple of dozen basic words and a nice repetitive pattern to the story, great to keep him reading and not getting discouraged. there are several titles in this series I think we'll pick up at the library.
Connie
Sep 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
Through this book, Big Bear and Small Bear are constantly getting each others things.

Very funny illustrations paired with simple, repetitive text - just the thing for young children.

Interesting how the naked bears put on bathing suits to go in the water, though....
Michelle  Cropper
Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my daughter's favorite books. She even memorized the words and "reads" the story to me. She is four.
Elizabeth S
Aug 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: c-beginner
Awesome book for the very beginning of beginningest readers. 2-3 words per page. Involves opposites and comparisons such as "big" versus "small", "too heavy" or "too light".
Gail
Sep 04, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
My almost 3 year old wanted this book read repeatedly.
Shana
Jan 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
My 2 year old learned why big people get bigger portions than small people -- all from this book :)
Pam
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes simple is best, especially when it means my just-graduated-from-kindergartener can read it all by herself!
Amy
May 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
One of Katelyn's simple reads--My girls think it's a funny book!
Dolly
Jun 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents, reading to their little ones
Shelves: childrens, 2007
Great story for teaching opposites and for learning to read
Jennifer Heise
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excellent early reader, with the adorable humor of the early Berenstain books. Only a few words on the page, and no preaching.
Sarah Anderson
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My four year old son really enjoys reading this book. A must have for little early readers.
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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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