Hot cookies are baking in the oven with eager cubs expectantly waiting for them to cool. Excitement takes over and manners are forgotten and replaced with demands of “I want a cookie!” This sets in motion an opportunity for the cubs along with the readers of The Berenstain Bears’ Please & Thank You Book to learn a lesson.
Mama Bear is as gentle as a mother should be and reminds Brother, Sister and Honey that good manners when you want something should include the “magic word”. One by one, the cubs say “please,” which is rewarded with a cookie. The cubs are also reminded how to respond with “thank you” after “someone does something nice for you.” Of course, Mama Bear always remembers her manners and she responds “you’re welcome” to her cubs.
Mike Berenstain continues the legacy of The Berenstain Bears’ started by his parents, Stan and Jan, more than 50 years ago in 1962. Just as his parents did in their previous books, which includes more than 300 titles, there is a lesson to be learned; three as a matter of fact.
The Berenstain Bears’ Please & Thank You Book is a short, but resourceful board-book that teaches or reminds children of the polite way to respond when desiring and receiving something they would like. Children also gain an understanding of the polite way to respond to someone who has good manners.
Your children may already know the magic word and will be able to give you the correct response before Mama Bear reminds her cubs. Through the loving and polite interaction of Papa, Mother Bear and the cubs, your toddler or preschoolers will see that Mama Bear is right when she says “things go more smoothly when we remember our manners.”
The stories of the lovable family of the Berenstain Bears continues to educate, amuse and entertain a new generation of readers. The Berenstain Bears’ Please & Thank You Book is one you will enjoy sharing with your children.
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