When “He Bear, She Bear” was released in 1974 (Random House Beginner Books #20), it was a distinct departure from Stan and Jan’s previous Berenstain Bears books. It was the first book that significantly explored Bear Country itself and its many residents. Most of the early Berenstain Bears books focused exclusively on Mama, Papa, and Small Bear … More Transforming “He Bear, She Bear” into “The Berenstain Bears On the Job”
The Berenstain Bears are recognized today for the famous scripted logo, but it took nearly 20 years before Stan and Jan developed the now-famous cursive branding. In fact, the phrase “Berenstain Bears” wasn’t even used at all in most of the early books. In 1964, Dr. Seuss added a subtitle to “The Bike Lesson,” the 2nd book … More Berenstain Bears logo history
As a child, “The Big Treehouse Deep In Bear Country” was one of my favorite sources of imagination and inspiration. The tree itself. I just wanted to live in a tree like the Bears. (Not the treehouse my dad constructed eight feet above ground atop the wide trunk of a recently deceased elm tree … … More The Berenstain Bears: Home Sweet Tree
There was no bird and it was never Berenstein. People are often curious about the spelling of “Berenstain,” a phenomenon that’s much older than the Bears themselves. As Stan Berenstain recalled in Down a Sunny Dirty Road, the 2002 autobiography he co-wrote with wife Jan, even his fourth grade teacher had questions: “On the very … More Berenstain Bears Tell the Truth: It’s Always Been BerenstAin (not BerenstEin)
Thanks to everyone who checked out our most recent blog about Berenstain Bears video games and computer software. This week, it’s on to another new and exciting Book of the Week! Just a few days ago, two of the biggest Berenstain Bears collectors in the country (to our knowledge?!) gathered in Tampa, Florida to meet … More Book of the Week: “Papa’s Pizza: A Berenstain Bears Sniffy Book” (Random House, 1978)
We recently featured a collection of Berenstain Bears jigsaw puzzles, which leads to another favorite part of the Bear Family memorabilia: games! More than two dozen Berenstain Bears board games, card games, and play sets have been produced, and no collection should be without them, especially games based on classic books like “Spooky Old Tree,” “Too … More Berenstain Bears Board Games, Card Games, and Playsets
Last week, in honor of Jurassic World’s release, we featured several Berenstain Bears books relating to dinosaurs. This week, I am celebrating the first official day of Summer with one of the all-time classics, “The Bears’ Vacation” (Random House, 1968, buy a copy here). It also happens that “Deep in Bear Country – A Berenstain Bearcast” … More The Bears’ Vacation (1968) – The Berenstain Bears Book of the Week!