When Papa Bear receives a turkey in payment for some work, Sister wants to keep it as a pet and is upset that it may become Thanksgiving dinner, until Mama gives her some hope and distracts her by suggesting they put on a show.Publishers Description
The Living Lights Berenstain Bear series helps children learn how God wants them to live every day. The Berenstain cubs act out the first Thanksgiving---complete with costumes, props and a full Thanksgiving feast. But will Sister Bear s pet turkey play the part of dinner? The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks teaches how God provided for the pilgrims and reminds children of God s many blessings."
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.01" Width: 8" Height: 0.11"
Weight: 0.24 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2009
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Availability 238 units.
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Reviews - What do our customers think?
|Berenstain Bears books are a favorite in our house! Apr 19, 2010|
|I haven't met a Berenstain Bears book that I didn't like, and this makes a nice addition to your collection of kids books. I love the Christian values that are reinforced! Enjoy!|
|Not For Little Ones Dec 29, 2009|
|If your children are young & haven't realized that the turkey on the table is the one & the same as that cute Tom The Turkey they saw at the farm Do Not get this book. Otherwise its cute I have ours tucked away until my girls are a little older.|
|The Berenstain Bears Books Nov 1, 2009|
|This is a grat book to start teaching your kids about giving thanks for what they have.|
|Fun and a Bit Educational Oct 4, 2009|
|If you want to give your kids a taste of the basic Thanksgiving history, The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks by Jan and Mike Berenstain is a fun choice.|
In this new title, the familiar Berenstain bear family delivers some hand made furniture to some friends on a farm. For payment, the family gives Papa some produce - and a fat turkey called Squanto (named, we learn, after the famous "Native Bear" who helped the Pilgrims plant their corn). Papa's mouth is already watering, imagining the turkey complimenting his Thanksgiving dinner, but Sister bear is horrified. Squanto is much too handsome to eat. Besides, she's "never met her Thanksgiving dinner before." She wants to keep Squanto as a pet, but Papa bear isn't convinced.
Trying to distract Sister's mind, Mama suggests Sister and Brother put on a Thanksgiving play for all the relatives. Mama volunteers to sew costumes if Sister will write the script. This does keep Sister's mind off Squanto, and soon Sister, Brother, and their cousins are putting on a fine Thanksgiving show offering the very basics about the Pilgrims and their desire to worship God freely, the Mayflower, and Squanto.
However, when Mama calls "Dinnertime!", Sister suddenly remembers Squanto. But she's relieved when Papa points out the window at the pen he's made for the family's new pet: the turkey Squanto. A fine salmon is the center of the family's Thanksgiving dinner and when prayers of thanksgiving to God go round, Sister adds, "And I am especially thankful for my wonderful new pet, Squanto to the turkey!" "AMEN!" everyone cries.
The last page of the book offers a few conversation-starting questions and project ideas about giving thanks and the Thanksgiving holiday.
What I Like: My four year old loves the Berenstain bear books, and this title is no exception. It's a fun reminder of the basics of why we celebrate Thanksgiving: to remember an important part of history and to thank God for all he gives us. The Christian content in this book is, in my opinion, just right. It is neither an afterthought, nor does it get in the way of the story or become preachy. I'm also pretty picky about books that show kids upset about eating animals; I want my children to have a what I consider a natural attitude about animals being designed for us to eat. However, I do not find this book provokes my preschooler to question eating meat.
What I Dislike: The questions and projects page could be better, but the story itself is a big hit in my household.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
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