The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible Search and Find – Jan and Mike Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible Search and Find by Mike Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
Series: Berenstain Bears
Published by Zonderkidz on October 17, 2023
Genres: Children's, Bible Stories
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Search and find through your favorite Bible stories with the Berenstain Bears! Readers will love exploring each and every page of this interactive book and discovering all the carefully hidden objects. Perfect for quiet time, traveling, summer reading, or any time, The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible Search and Find will deliver hours of fun while also building important skills, such as concentration, reading comprehension, attention to detail and early math skills like counting 1-10.

The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible Search and Find—part of the popular Zonderkidz Living Lights series of books—is perfect for:

Children ages 3-6
Quiet time, boredom busters, road trips, stocking stuffers, Easter baskets, or other gift giving occasions
Kids who love puzzles, games, and activities

The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible Search and Find is an addition to the Living Lights™ series that:

Features the hand-drawn artwork of the Berenstain family
Continues in the much-loved footsteps of Stan and Jan Berenstain in this Berenstain Bears series of books
Is part of one of the bestselling children’s book series ever created, with more than 250 books published and nearly 300 million copies sold to date

Search and find books tend to be very popular with kids, and this new release from Jan and Mike Berenstain is great for young children. This large-format board book includes eight full page spreads with lots of things to look for in the illustrations, and each page spread represents a different Bible story. The selections range from creation to The Last Supper, and there is a paragraph-length description of the Bible story in each section. The final page includes an additional paragraph, linking The Last Supper to Jesus’s death and resurrection.

The search and find activities invite children to look for different animals and objects in the illustrations, and some of the activities also include a counting component, with some things appearing multiple times throughout the pictures. The activities vary somewhat in difficulty, but are all accessible to the intended age range. Unlike with search and find books for older children, which include cluttered layouts and lots of tiny things, this is very basic and nothing is too hard to spot.

The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible Search and Find will appeal to Christian families who are fans of the Berenstain Bears. Of course, people who are sensitive to illustrated portrayals of Jesus may be uncomfortable with him looking like a Berenstain Bear here, but nothing about the book felt disrespectful or irreverent to me. I think that this book is really cute and fun, and it’s a great introduction for young kids to favorite Bible stories and search and find activities.

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