We have loved the Berenstain Bears for years. We have many books from the series on our shelves and I have been delighted in recent years to also enjoy their Living Light series that not only features the classic characters, but incorporates God’s Word in to the storyline.
Two more book in this series that pair the Berenstain Bears and the Bible have been gracing our shelves lately. God Made You Special and The Biggest Brag both feature the beloved Mama, Papa, Sister, Brother, and Honey Bear.
In God Made You Special, the Bear family meets Tommy, Lizzy Bruin’s cousin who isn’t quite like all the other bear cubs. Brother and Sister wonder why he is so different and learn a lesson about how God makes everyone special and loves us all the same. This is a great resource for helping children to understand that we should never treat someone poorly or differently just because they aren’t like ourselves.
The Biggest Brag focuses on the verse, “Pride goeth…before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18. When Brother and Sister Bear can’t seem to stop trying to one up each other in everything they do, Gramps teaches them a valuable lesson about pride and how we should love one another.
Both of these would be great character resources to add to your Berenstain Bear collection and can be purchased on the Zondervan website.