The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers By Mike Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears have long been a classic favorite in our home, with my children, grandchildren, and even me! The wholesome stories with wonderful character lessons and the entertaining illustrations can’t be beat.
I was excited to see there was now a Christian series, but also somewhat skeptical when I learned the books were by Stan and Jan’s Berenstain’s son, Mike. How could he ever live up to his parents’ talent? What a pleasant surprise! The quality is still the same! In fact, I can’t tell that his parent’s didn’t write it. I read the book to my biggest book critic, my 9 year old granddaughter. She of course was immediately interested when she saw it was a Berenstain Bear book!
The story line involves a common problem in schools today, bullying. One group pitted against another with all the tension and arguing that follows. Brother and Sister Bear are with neither group but friends with everyone. It finally escalates to the point that even the parents got involved during a school play. Squire Grizzly, Mayor Honeypot and Preacher Brown had to step in. The preacher reminded everyone what the Bible said about peace, and the fight ended.
As it should be, the Bible was the foundation of not only Brother and Sister Bear’s conduct, but in the end everyone’s. My granddaughter immediately related to the problems the cubs faced at school and shared things she had experienced in her school. The questions at the end of the book sparked a lot of conversation about how to deal with bullying in her life God’s way. There were also 2 fun activities related to being a peacemaker. Another Berenstain classic you will want to add to your personal library!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255


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