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Saddle Stitch
12 pages
Sep 2011

The Berenstain Bears Get Ready for Christmas

by Jan & Mike Berenstain

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The Berenstain Bears Get Ready for Christmas by the series' creator Jan Berenstain and her artist son Mike Berenstain is an exploratory children's Christmas book. The story finds the three Bear children looking all over their house for the various pieces and parts of the family's large nativity scene. On each page young readers can open closet doors, look behind flower vases, search behind family photos, and even move the mantel clock in helping the Bear children find the angels, animals, Wise Men, Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus.

As with all the books that have come from this series since 1962, the artwork is colorful, yet simplistic enough for children to relate to and enjoy. The first page presents Luke 2:7, "She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them." This is a Christmas story, but it is also a story of a family that enjoys doing projects together and showing love for the Lord and for each other. – Dr. Dennis E. Hensley,

Book Jacket:

Help Brother, Sister, and Honey search the Bear family tree house to find their “bearloom” manger scene in this memorable and fun lift-the-flap Christmas story.