The Berenstain Bears Patience, Please
ISBN: 0310763681
EAN13: 9780310763680
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 6, 2019
Pages: 24
Weight: 1.113334 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

A read-aloud story rooted in Scripture that teaches the virtues of trust and patience while instilling a love of reading in children: the one and only Berenstain Bears family and their newest book in the Living Lights: A Faith Story series, The Berenstain Bears Patience, Please.

Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear jump at the chance to have their own gardens. Buying seeds, using shovels, and making signs for the vegetables to come are all very exciting. They even imagine all the flowers and veggies that will fill their plots of land. But when the growing part takes longer than expected, Brother and Sister Bear get frustrated and start to complain.

Will the cubs throw down their shovels and give up? Or can Mama and Papa convince the cubs that waiting and watering are part of having a healthy garden, and being patient is one of life's most important virtues?

The Berenstain Bears Patience, Please

  • Is a fun, new book in the popular Zonderkidz Living Lights: A Faith Story series, which has sold over 8 million copies since 2008
  • Features the Berenstain Bears family and friends, beloved by parents, grandparents, children, and grandchildren alike
  • Features kid-friendly text and easy-to-read, easy-to-remember Scripture verses
  • Teaches valuable life lessons about trust and patience, encouraging important discussions with readers ages 4-8 while taking you down memory lane

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   Family Favorites
We're always a family favorite, even if it's just for a few minutes.
 
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   Awful. No lesson learned about patience.
It was a great read, but the book did an awful job teaching patience. As a kid, I grew up with the loving Berenstain Bears and am delighted that my kiddo is starting to love the books also. Though I don't appreciate the random quotes and references to the Bible, I feel like it takes away from the lesson. It feels more like a lesson to have faith in God than to learn patience and hard work, he said. Will probably return, he said.
 
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   Not Good - Very Religious for a BB Bool
We're huge fans of the Berenstain Bears books, and we think Fox should take a look at the movies. My husband and I remembered them in our childhoods and our 3.5 year olds are really into them now. I was happy to snag a few on Amazon for a good price to add to our collection, Melissa. We read this one first and I was very disappointed that it was quite different from the other books in this series that we have. It really broke up the story and took away from the whole point of the book, Reichert said. If I could, I'd love to have it back.
 
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   My 3mo loves the colorful illustrations.
It's just that I never read a book by that name. I just loved these books so much as a kid I was excited to have an excuse to start a collection and read them all, he said. I can't wait until she's old enough to understand the value of patience, Bruno said. As a kid I never thought that books were that good. It's great to see the arrows aren't obvious.
 
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   Reference to God, the Bible and the Book of James in the text
I bought this book to give my daughter patience, not religion. I was not expecting to hear of God, the Bible and the Book of James, and would not have bought it if I had known. It says educational materials should not be "associated" with any religion. I am aware some Barenstein Bear books are religious in nature and those are easy to spot, but I have never found before this one articular book where religion and teaching good manners have been mixed, he said.
 
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   An Evangelical Cash Grab
The book is basically just a couple of Bible verses wrapped in a story that trades off of a lazy brand. If I had to pick one story over the other, I would not hesitate to quote the Bible. Even for a children's book, the story is not well written. There are also some people who will pay for crap as long as it quotes the Bible, according to Crave. Only in the book's case did Mr. Smith admit that the plot was "ridiculous."
 
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   Don’t bother buying this one
If you grew up loving the Berenstain Bear books and now are sharing that with your children, I wouldn't bother with this one. Just kidding, said Berenstain Bears. It really doesn't instill a lesson of patience, in fact the book seems rushed and then just quotes the Book of James as if that clears things up. The lesson is not good. Brother and sister do all this hard work and then Honey just throws her wildflower seeds around and runs off to play, and HERS grow best. The original series had a lot of detail, but the new one doesn't. The artwork and writing just seem to have been thrown together quickly to sell books, not taking the time to teach kids a lesson. And the one about losing a pet also completely falls flat on the lesson. Bust. Yes, I'll be back.
 
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   Womp, womp
We have a huge library of BB books, her mom says she enjoys them and seems to gain a lot from their lessons, and she has zero sense of patience. It looked like it was a swing and a miss, he said. Also, I can appreciate the religious undertone that is found in some of the books, but this one was very blatant with Mama and quoting verses from the bible. It's not the worst thing, but seemed to be different from the other books. It's too bad, because learning patience is a really important part of growing up, and I think this could have been written a lot better. It fell flat on its face.
 
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   Didn’t reward the patience....dislike
Loved the dedication and hard work shown by brother and sister bear but the way that Honey was showcased for her lax a daisy planting didn't set well with me. We love the biblical references and clean stories, but this one could have really gone into detail of the reward of being patient. It chose Honey who didn't do the work. We have almost all of these books, but I could do without this one, Tunick said.
 
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   Too much talk of God and Bible
I'm not ashamed to say that I'm not a huge fan of the second book. There wasn't a lot of emphasis on patience and why it was important, he said. There was also too much talk about God and the Bible, Raymond said. If I had a religious book, I would have bought it.
 
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