The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV

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Random House, 1984 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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When Mama Bear decides her family spends too much time in front of the TV,
she bans it for a week. Then the Bear family finds other ways to have fun and
keep busy, so they watch less when TV is allowed again--and they don't even
miss it.

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User Review  - manemeth - LibraryThing

In this loved picture book, the Berenstain family have been watching way too much TV. So, Mama Bear comes to the rescue and breaks the habit by taking the television away. This is a cute story for young elementary students. Read full review

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User Review  - nmhale - LibraryThing

The Berenstain Bears really love their television, and Mama Bear has had enough. Brother and Sister watch it as soon as they get home from school, and all weekend. Papa Bear watches it immediately ... Read full review

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About the author (1984)

Stan and Jan Berenstain were both born in 1923 in Philadelphia.  They didn't know each other as children, but met later at school, at the Philadelphia College of Art.  They liked each other right away, and found out that the both enjoyed the same kinds of books, plays, music and art.  During World War II, Stan was a medical assistant in the Army, and Jan worked in an airplane factory.  When the war was over, they got married and began to work together as artists and writers, primarily drawing cartoons for popular magazines.  After having their two sons Leo and Michael, the Berenstains decided to write some funny children's books that their children and other children could read and enjoy.  Their first published children's book was called The Big Honey Hunt.  It was about a family of bears, who later became known as the "Berenstain Bears."  


Stan and Jan planned all of their books together. They both wrote the stories and created the pictures.  They continued to live outside of Philadelphia in the country.  There are now over 300 Berenstain Bears books.

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