Monday, February 9, 2015

grandma's bookshelf - The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag - I'm Giving One Away!

The other day I received a package with two Berenstain Bears books for me to review; so I'm very happy today for the opportunity to share with you my review of one of these books; The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag . . . and announce a give-away as well!

The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag
Author/Illustrator - Mike Berenstain
Publisher - Zonderkidz
Ages - 4-8

Favorite Features -
  • Loved Berenstain Bear characters return for another story children will enjoy and identify with - and learn from as well!
  • Colorful illustrations will capture the attention of children.
  • Love the "Activities and Questions from Brother and Sister Bear" - excellent!
  • Solid message about being thankful for the gifts, talents and abilities you have; using them to serve God and others, but not falling into the trap of bragging.
Zonderkidz says: "In this newest Berenstain Bears Living Lights book, The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag, Grizzly Gramps teaches Brother and Sister a valuable lesson about bragging and boasting. When he happens to overhear the cubs bickering about who can see the most unusual cloud formations, Gramps puts a stop to the argument. He reminds them being proud of a special talent from God is one thing, but bragging about it is foolish. 'Pride goeth before a fall!'

I am happy to say, this new Berenstain Bears book does not disappoint! Once again the bears combine a story with which children can easily identify with solid teaching to help "young cubs" learn to grow up making wise choices. This is just one reason why the Berenstain Bears books are being enjoyed by another generation of children!

I'm very happy to say, not only did Zonderkidz send me The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag to review, but they are making another one available for me to give away (USA only). If you are over the age of 18 and would like to be in the drawing for The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag, which will be on February 23, 2015, please comment below to let me know about a gift/talent God has given you which you like to use to serve Him and others; for me it has to be writing!

In addition, you will receive additional entries if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (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 
The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!


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