Berenstain Bears: Jurassic World / Jurassic Park edition

Berenstain Bears Jurassic World
Brother Bear Loves Dinosaurs (Harper, 2004) features a stand-off between t-rex and velociraptors.  We see many similar scenes in “Jurassic Park” and “Jurassic World.”

Everyone is caught up in Jurassic Park / Jurassic World fever, and while watching the film this weekend, I couldn’t help but think of all the great fascination Stan, Jan, and Mike have had with dinosaurs over the years.  In particular, I was reminded of the page from “Brother Bear Loves Dinosaurs” (Harper, 2004), a board book that features a confrontation between several velociraptors and a t-rex…. Inspired by the original Jurassic Park film (1993), perhaps?  Either way, I figured now was a great time to highlight some of my favorite Berenstain books featuring dinosaurs.


The Berenstain Bears and The Dinosaurs (Random House Mini-Storybook, 1984)  This was one of my all-time favorite Berenstain Bears books as a kid (and one of my first!).  I, too, loved dinosaurs as a kid (who didn’t?) and this book was read over and over.  Originally published by Random House (buy a used copy here, as it is out of print), it was also available as a free premium in a kids meal at Long John Silver’s in the mid-80s.

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Long John Silver’s Edition
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Original Mini-Storybook
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Classic Papa Bear in “The Berenstain Bears and the Dinosaurs” (Random House, 1984)

Here are some more of my favorites

The Bear Scouts are on the case in
The Bear Scouts are on the case in “The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone” (Random House Beginner Books, 1980)
Professor Actual Factual Bear
The book features one of Bear Country’s favorite friends, Actual Factual Bear. You can buy the book online at Amazon by clicking here

Classic dinosaur books by Mike, Stan, and Jan Berenstain - but no Berenstain Bears
Classic dinosaur books by Mike, Stan, and Jan Berenstain – but no Berenstain Bears.  “Raptor Attack!” by Mike Berenstain (Inchworm Press, 1997; “The Day of the Dinosaur” by Stan & Jan Berenstain, illustrated by Mike Berenstain (Random House, 1987) and “After the Dinosaurs” (Random House, 1988).
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Classic Berenstain illustrations from “Missing Dinosaur Bone”
One of the newest Berenstain Bears books featuring dinosaurs,
One of the newest Berenstain Bears books featuring dinosaurs, “The Berenstain Bears’ Dinosaur Dig” (Harper, 2012) Purchase a copy here

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