Autumn is a beautiful time of year, and the folks of Bear Country are looking forward to everything the season brings.
So when the Chapel in the Woods holds its first ever Harvest Festival, people gather at Farmer Ben’s for a wonderful time of family, friends, fun, and praising God for his gifts.
The story opens with fun illustrations of Brother, Sister and Honey Bear, laughing, shouting and diving into piles of autumn leaves Papa Bear raked from the yard. The story’s rich and colorful illustrations feature Brother, Sister and Honey Bear anticipating summers end as geese fly overhead and squirrels and chipmunks gather acorns to store for the winter. On their walk to Farmer Ben’s to meet ‘Preacher Brown and all their friends from Chapel in the Woods’ they see God’s bountiful supply of rich blessings from the harvested fields. Mama Bear is quick to remind her family there’s more to what they see around them than Mother Nature at work because she, meaning Mother Nature, ‘works for someone a bit higher up.’ From hayrides to finding perfect pumpkins the story focus is why we need to see and appreciate our blessings and be thankful because all good things come from God. The book ends with questions to discuss and activity suggestions for ages 4-6. Thanksgiving and Christmas bring thoughts of gifts and there is no better gift to enrich and stir a child’s imagination than a book, especially for children learning the joys of reading. In addition to the faith-based books ‘The Berenstain Bears Harvest Festival is a fun read-to-me story for younger children. Their affordable prices make them an excellent gift choice in our ‘financially troubled times. (The Midwest Book Review)
Ideal for all Fall gatherings, including Halloween.
Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bears books in 1962.
Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents work together to write about and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too. Though Stan died in 2005 and Jan in 2012, Mike continues to create the delightful Bear adventures from his studio in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks much like the sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country.
- Age Range: 4 – 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool to grade 3
- Paperback: 24 pages
- ISBN-10: 0310748658
- ISBN-13: 9780310748656
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces