Saturday, June 22, 2013

grandma's bookshelf - The Berenstain Bears - Do Not Fear, God is Near - Review & Give-Away!

If you are a grandma you can pretty well figure your grandchildren - and their parents - know who the Berenstain Bears are. You can also figure there are things your grandchildren are afraid of . . . even if they are like my sweet 4 1/2 year old grandson who bravely says he is, "not afraid of anything!" That is, except for shadows because they are "scary"!

Well, I have to say when Zonderkidz sent me the book The Berenstain Bears, Do Not Fear, God Is Near I was very happy to see not only does it talk about trusting God when we are afraid, but it specifically talks about being afraid of shadows!!! This is a book I'm definitely reading to Josiah! I'm also very happy to say, not only did Zonderkidz send me the book to review, but they are also making another available for me to give away!

The Berenstain Bears, Do Not Fear, God Is Near
Authors and Illustrators - Stan & Jan Berenstain with Mike Berenstain 
Publisher - Zonderkidz
Ages 4+

Favorite Features -
  • Solid message about how when we are afraid we can put our trust in God!
  • Story is about the loved Berenstain Bears
  • Colorful illustrations
  • I Can Read Beginning Reading level 1 book with simple sentences for new readers
If you have a grandchild who is afraid of things - particularly if they are afraid of shadows, this is a great book to read to them! Be sure to ask them what they are afraid of and encourage them to put their trust in God when they are afraid! You could also have a lot of fun making some shadow birds, dogs and bunnies of your own with your grandchildren, too! Enjoy!

As I mentioned, not only did Zonderkidz send me The Berenstain Bears, Do Not Fear, God Is Near to review, but they are making another available for me to giving away on July 5th (USA and Canada only)! If you are 18+ you can enter this contest by commenting 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 each time you "share" (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw a name from among people who would like to win The Berenstain Bears, Do Not Fear, God Is Near 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!


  1. Mary Beth DawsonJune 22, 2013 at 7:58 AM

    Sounds like another great book...I follow on fb and email.

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