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The Berenstain Bears: Sick Days

(The Berenstain Bears)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  510 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Sister is home sick from school. Mama wants to take good care of her so she can get well quickly. It turns out that keeping Sister happy all day long is no small job! Soon both Sister and Mama are more than ready for a return to school.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 22nd 2009 by HarperFestival
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Cassandra Gelvin
Oct 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Almost good.

If it had some better illustrations, this one might actually be good. All the illustrations in the collection this story was in seem to be somewhat off-model. Either that or the illustrations were never really very good to begin with. I don't know.

Sister Bear is sick. She has a fever. She stays home from school. Brother goes to school. Papa goes to work. This is after the baby Honey Bear was born, so Mama Bear is left taking care of both Sister and Honey and it wears her out, and she
Dec 15, 2010 rated it did not like it
I rarely give anything 1 star, but I really didn't like this one. I have found memories of other Berenstain Bears books, but they all had a good moral (such as not lying) or story (such as sister bear's arrival). This one was horrible. The point of the book was showing how hard it is for your mom when you are home sick. But, it wasn't a book about being grateful for what your mom does for you. It was really just a picture of how rough it is. If I read this as a little kid, I would feel guilty fo ...more
Summer Cull
Apr 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
Sister bear wakes up sick one morning and has to stay home from school. However, a rest day for her means more work for Mama bear. Mama bear is running around the house trying to take care of Sister and Honey bear while still doing household tasks like laundry, dishes, and meals. The day wears Mama out and she gets sick just like Sister.
I remember reading the Berenstain Bears books when I was little and I loved them. Now reading them again, I think the draw to the book is simply the novelty of
Rosa Cline
Apr 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids
I, being a mom, really appreciated this book I would have given it a 5 star from a "MOM' point of view. Ms Berenstain certainly hit the nail on the head with the feelings of "Mama" and she made Papa a wonderful husband and Papa in this story. How charming to have a spouse that kicks in and helps like Papa did at the end of this story.

Sister Bear gets a fever and the story is the day in the life of Sister Bear fighting her fever and being bored in bed and Mama Bear having to take care of sick Si
Apr 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: feelings
This story showed what could possibly happen when you get sick for a day and have to stay home from school. In my opinion it showed that sister bear thought she felt much better and could move about as though she was 100% better but she quickly realized she wasn't quite better yet. So that shows that even if you feel a little better you should still continue to rest because your body is not completely ready to function fully.

Have kids draw a picture of how they feel and what they do when they h
Oct 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
Sister Bear has a fever and can't go to school. Mama Bear runs herself ragged taking care of Sister, tending to baby Honey, and doing household chores. The next day Mama Bear has a fever and Papa stays home to look after her!

Many moms will see themselves in this book!
Jenna McRae
Aug 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-book
This book tells how it is for most families. The mom staying home with the kids and the dad working. There is a role change among the parents but kids won't notice that. Overall the book was very good for a kid to read.
Mar 31, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: children, fiction
Poor Sister Bear can't go to school today because she has a high fever. With Brother at school and Papa working, Mama Bear has to look after Sister and Honey by herself, while also doing all of the housework. Poor Mama is feeling quite sick at the end of the day as well...
Elizabeth S
Jul 13, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: f-picture
This one isn't so much a lecture on any particular moral. But it would help kids see a little how much work it is for adults when kids are sick. I liked that Papa Bear pitched in as much as he could as well as Mama. Good example of parental teamwork.
Apr 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
We love all berenstain bear books!
Sister bear is home sick and Mama bear is taking care of her, by the end of the book it's Mama bear who needs taking care of.

May 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
This book didn't have the same charm as past Berenstain Bears books. And the illustrations, which create a large part of the books' atmosphere, were uninspired.
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