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The Berenstain Bears and the Truth (original 1983; edition 1983)

by Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

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Title:The Berenstain Bears and the Truth
Authors:Stan Berenstain
Other authors:Jan Berenstain
Info:Random House Books for Young Readers (1983), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 32 pages
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Tags:fiction, truth, fun

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I really enjoy all of the Berenstain Bears books. I like that all of the Berenstain Bears books are information but also realistic fiction books. All of the books include bears that talk and have very human like characteristics. The main idea of this book is to teach children the importance of lying. I also like this book because there is a TV series that matches the books. For example, The “Berenstain Bears and the Truth” is the book I read, but if you go online and type in the book title there is also an episode that matches the book. I think this series is a great way to teach children life lessons in a fun way and in a way in which children can relate. ( )
  aseipp1 | Mar 9, 2016 |
Brother and Sister Bear break a tree-house rule by playing soccer inside the tree-house. They end up breaking Mama Bear's "most favorite lamp." When Mama Bear came home and saw the broken lamp, the bear cubs tell a whopper of a lie about how the lamp broke. Papa and Mama Bear get the truth out of the bear cubs and the bear cubs learn a life lesson about telling the truth.
  katinasea | Feb 21, 2016 |
This tradebook talks about the issue of lying. The bears were deciding what to play. They decided to play soccer in the house. The soccer ball hit their mom's favorite lamp, fell over, and broke. The mom came back from the store, and asked what happened. The siblings started to lie. Eventually they forgot how they told their lie, and their mom was very disappointed. I gave this story a four out of five stars because it teaches a good lesson about lying. The illustrations look like they are done in mostly colored pencils, and maybe some water paint. The illustrations are bright and vibrant, keeping the pictures interesting to look at. I would use this in a classroom at the beginning of the year. Lying can ruin trust, and it's hard to gain trust back. I would want all my students to tell the truth always, whether they are in the classroom or at home. ( )
  j.swancutt | Nov 29, 2015 |
The Berenstain Bears is a series of 54 books. I chose to read The Berenstain Bears and the truth because I feel that it portrays a great message. Brother and Sister bear are home alone and accidentally break a lamp while playing soccer in the house. When their mother gets home they tell her this elaborate lie because they don't want her to be upset that they were playing ball in the house. When father gets home, they start to tell him the same story, but can't remember the exact story they told mother. Mother and Father start to realize that they are lying, and ask for the truth. Brother and Sister admit that they were playing ball in the house and that they are very sorry. Mother and Father are happy that Brother and Sister learned a valuable lesson that honesty is the best policy. Mother is proud that her children told the truth and knows that they will tell the truth from now. This story shows children that you should always be honest because telling a lie can make everything worse. ( )
  EmilyDrennan | Apr 27, 2015 |
Most books have a plot that you can almost predict. This book was very predictable but can teach people of all ages a life lesson. I would read this book from age 1st- 4th grade along with pre-k and k students. It teaches a lesson of morality on lying. The more you lie, the more you have to keep up with your lies is the lesson this book was trying to portray. A brother and a sister broke one of their mother's rules of the house. As a consequence, they broke their mother's favorite lamp and came up with this outrageous lie on how the lamp broke. Both the brother and the sister confused their story when telling their father getting them caught in a lie. When the came out with the truth, they realized that a lamp is something that can be fixed, but the trust is something that once it is broken, it can be never be fully fixed again. ( )
  mbabst | Feb 1, 2015 |
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No matter how you hope,
No matter how you try,
You can’t make truth
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0394856406, Paperback)

When Brother and Sister Bear accidentally break Mama's favorite lamp, their little lie grows bigger and bigger, until Papa Bear helps them find the words that set everything right again.  

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Brother and Sister Bear learn how important it is to tell the truth after they accidentally break Mama Bear's most favorite lamp.

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