Now young children can read Bear Country tales all by themselves! In the Berenstain Bears' exciting Step into Reading debut, Brother and Sister can't wait to go swimming. But first, there are many jobs to do in the Bear Family's summer house. There are rooms to clean, groceries to put away, closets to air out, suitcases to unpack, and on and on. Will the cubs ever get to dip their tootsies in the sea?
About the Authors
Stan and Jan Berenstain were both born in 1923 in Philadelphia. They didn't know each other as children, but met later at school, at the Philadelphia College of Art. They liked each other right away, and found out that the both enjoyed the same kinds of books, plays, music and art. During World War II, Stan was a medical assistant in the Army, and Jan worked in an airplane factory. When the war was over, they got married and began to work together as artists and writers, primarily drawing cartoons for popular magazines. After having their two sons Leo and Michael, the Berenstains decided to write some funny children's books that their children and other children could read and enjoy. Their first published children's book was called The Big Honey Hunt . It was about a family of bears, who later became known as the "Berenstain Bears".
Over 50 children's books later, Stan and Jan still plan all of their books together — both write the stories, and both write the pictures. They live outside of Philadelphia in the country.
Series: Step into Reading
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st July 1998
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 22.9 x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.06