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Phooey to the Berenstain Bears. You should have stayed old school cool.
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The Bike Lesson by Stan Berenstain
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I like this book as a thoughtful period piece (think about the roles of fathers on television in the 1950s and 1960s, and roles of fathers today, particularly the trope of the dumb dad in television commercials; now compare and contrast to these proto-Berenstain bears; discuss among yourselves). I also like this book because the proto-Berenstains were rad and cool. And there is a touch of nostalgia; everyone learned to read on at least one Berenstain Bears book. Modern Berenstain Beariana though, I have no use for, other than to comment that I think Mama Bear is running for President on the Republican ticket in 2016 (or maybe Governor of Alaska, I'm not sure).
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