The Berenstain Bears Lend a Helping Hand (First Time Books)

The Berenstain Bears Lend a Helping Hand (First Time Books) When Mama Concludes That There S Too Much Me, Me, Me In Brother AndSister S Behavior, She Encourages Them To Help Elderly Widow McGrizz Deal Withher Full And Messy Attic While The Cubs Are Resistant At First, They Soon Findthat There Are Rewards In Giving A Helping Hand To Those Less Fortunate

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  • Paperback
  • 32 pages
  • The Berenstain Bears Lend a Helping Hand (First Time Books)
  • Stan Berenstain
  • English
  • 04 June 2018
  • 9780679889564

10 thoughts on “The Berenstain Bears Lend a Helping Hand (First Time Books)

  1. says:

    11 7 17 Read with Naomi and Julia.

  2. says:

    I think even as a child I could tell how didactic this series was However, the earlier books still seemed to have a interesting story This one is not as obviously religious as the newer ones, but a bit easy to swallow And it does teach a little about service, but it is quite text heavy that I think children in a group setting might get bored Plus, at times it felt this was aimed at a parent teaching their child than at the child.

  3. says:

    I like these books and so does my son They are slight heavy handed with the Lesson, but I think this lesson of helping others because they need it and we can is a good one.

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  5. says:

    Love these books I love the simple lessons from these books A great read for my kids And I learn a thing or two myself Lol.

  6. says:

    Glad we read it, but she doesn t want to read 5yo rated it 3 stars, glad we read it, doesn t want to read it again.

  7. says:

    I thought this book was mostly okay the first few times I read it, but I think its moral message of helping others out is lost on me after really thinking about itFirst of all, it starts off with Mama Bear expressing a very serious concern about her children s selfishness to Papa Bear, who just drifts off to sleep All right, it s understandable that that happens, even among the most loving of fathers and husbands, because hey after all fathers do get exhausted so cut them some slack It wasn t bad of Mama Bear that she didn t get upset However, it should not be portrayed as something harmless and acceptable if it s a frequent habit, which is what putting it in a book like this does The entire focus is on Brother and Sister Bear s selfishness, yet Papa Bear isn t even listening to his wife Then, she is alone with her thoughts about what she can do to encourage her cubs to think about others instead of only themselves One of her thoughts is that when Papa Bear tries to talk to them, it doesn t help and only seems to make things worse It shows her thinking about Papa Bear screaming at them Again, though, the focus is on the cubs selfishness, when here is a serious fault in Papa Bear yelling out of his own impatience with them Another fault that most parents struggle with but it is still only the cubs who are seen as having the big selfishness problem and need changing Then it gets worse Brother and Sister Bear are scared of Miz McGrizz, but Mama Bear decides that they should help her out anyway They go to Papa Bear to try to change Mama s mind playing parents against each other But Papa Bear agrees with Mama Bear Anyway why aren t the children allowed to have a say Yes, there is a good reason parents are in charge and not children, but this goes beyond children needing to obey their parents in rules that parents have set for their own good They are basically forced to help out in the house of someone they are nervous to be around Why aren t Mama and Papa Bear there helping clean the attic Brother and Sister Bear are doing basically ALL the work in the attic of a lady they are nervous about That s a job no children let alone teens should be made to do, especially without their parents around AND without the expectation of being paid for such a big job there was a huge emphasis on not getting paid, not only but IMO Mama Bear pretty much lied at one point in saying the cubs wouldn t even think about getting paid Also, why don t they ever get to talk to Mama and Papa about their fears so they can know that Miz McGriz is okay to be around Mama and Papa Bear don t show up again until the yard sale They do at least help out with that It does end rather nicely Brother and Sister Bear end up being gifted with the unique treasures they found in her attic Helping others out and being selfless is one thing, but I don t think this is the best way to teach about helping others out at all And while sometimes people might be surprised, nor will people always be guaranteed to GET some coveted material thing out of helping someone out.I will say I did get out of this book that a garage or yard sale can be a good way to meet people in your neighborhood, while also downsizing, decluttering, and get rid of excess stuff that might be useful to someone else p But I just decluttered some of our stuff by tossing this book p

  8. says:

    The Berenstain Bears Not a fond memory on my part The only ones I enjoyed as a young child were Bears on Wheels and The Berenstains B Book Neither of these explicitly feature the Bear family they might have been pre Bear family books, as a matter of fact.And when it comes to the Bear family, there s a lot to complain about Papa Bear goes from being understandable and well meaning, if a little bungling, to a raging maniac who has the tendency to cross over into psychologically abusive territory.But then there s Mama Bear I cannot freakin stand this character She is the most self righteous, presumptuous, meddling woman in any children s book I ve ever read, and she is presented as some kind of saintly patron of motherhood who can never do anything wrong.This time, after several panels of her children trying to claim they ve beaten the other by having a large piece of cake, a better spot in front of the television, and jelly beans, Mama decides to, and I quote, mend their selfish ways.Is the life you re leading different from the book I m reading, Mama Bear Because I saw your children having silly, not even angry arguments about whose piece of cake was bigger Sure, that s annoying, but the only thing remotely objectionable about their behavior is that they started pushing on the couch in front of the television That needs to be your moral don t shove your freakin siblings, cause someone could actually get hurt that way if you re careless enough Instead, the moral you pulled out of your ass is Selfishness is bad when their behavior had nothing to do with genuine selfishness But the idea she has to get them to mend their selfish ways isn t horrible She makes sure they spend some time with a very old neighbor of theirs After a few minutes together, their neighbor asks if the Bear children would like to help her out by cleaning out her house for payment.And then Mama Bear turns into a bitch again Her children don t want to do it, and I d say that s a bit rude, but what can you do You can t force them Oh, wait You can if you re Mama Bear You see where this is going She volunteers her children without their consent, then informs the elderly neighbor that they will not be accepting any payment Who the hell does she think she is When you do work without payment under your own consent, it s volunteer work It s charity It s helping a friend When you do it because someone else has taken away your choice and forced you to do it, it s forced labor You know, a distasteful and often condemned component of slavery, serfdom, and the penal system Yeah That s cool.On the other hand, the helping people moral of the final few pages is wonderful The children help the old woman do something that would have been difficult or even impossible for her to manage on her own, they learn about her interesting past and old belongings, they each find a cool toy she lets them keep, and they even convince her to have a yard sale instead of throwing her old things away they ve helped an old, probably stressed for cash woman earn some money, and helped reduce landfill waste, meaning there s also a pro recycling moral to top it off.But as always with Berenstain Bears books that teach morals that I don t mind or even support, I m just horribly disappointed that the intended moral had to be corrupted by the parents disrespectful behavior.

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    Summary When Mama concludes that there s too much Me, me, me in Brother and Sister s behavior, she encourages them to help elderly Widow McGrizz deal with her full and messy attic While the cubs are resistant at first, they soon find that there are rewards in giving a helping hand to those less fortunate Written and illustrated by Stan and Jan BerenstainAudience k 3rd gradeTopics Helping others, kindness, selfishness, sibling rivalryLiterary Elements third person point of view and personificationIllustrations The illustrations bring to life such a well classic Usage This particular book can be used in a variety of setting in the classroom including independent reading, guided reading, and reading out loud.Thanks GoodReads

  10. says:

    All of the Berenstain Bear stories prove a life lesson at the end This one teaches about helping others less fortunate This might be a good story to use around the winter holiday seasons and even have your class volunteer by making crafts for a group home or helping out at a soup kitchen or even something like bringing in canned goods, etc for a donation.

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