Wednesday, January 30, 2013

grandma's bookshelf - the Berenstain Bears The Trouble with Things - I'm Giving One Away!

It is very easy for children . . . and for grown-ups . . . to see things they want and think they are things they need. This new Berenstain Bears book talks about the "Trouble with Things" as it looks at things the bears want, things they need and the things God blessed them with. It is a powerful, and oftentimes much needed, message for us all to take to heart.

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Things 
By - Jan & Mike Berenstain
Publisher - Zonderkidz
Ages - 4+

Favorite Features -
  • Return of much loved Berenstain Bears family
  • Teaches an important message about being thankful for God's many blessings - big and small - and challenges readers to notice those blessings which are all around them.
  • Colorful illustrations
  • Includes a sheet of stickers
  • Activities and Questions in the back of book to get families talking and acting on what they learned!
I love the message of this book; "The things God gives us are much better than anything we can buy. Things like the warm sun in the day and the bright moon and twinkling stars at night. Things like the fresh air we breathe ad the cool water we drink. But one of the best things of all, in God's whole wide world is our own home, sweet tree. And our own sweet family to go inside!" When you read this with your grandchildren take time to talk together about the blessings God has given you and be sure to stop and thank Him for those things!

I'm very happy to say, not only did Zonderkidz send one book for me to review, but they are making another available for me to give away (USA only)! If you'd like to be in the drawing for The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Things,  which will be on February 13, 2013,  please comment below to let me know if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win this book and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!

8 comments:

  1. Love the Berenstain Bears and the lessons they teach. Follow on fb and email.

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