Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Berenstain Bears' Easter Sunday by Mike Berenstain

The Bear Family, all of their friends and family, and even the nature all around them get dressed in their Easter best for an Easter Sunday celebration at the Chapel in the Woods. Join Mama, Papa, Brother, sisters and Honey as they go to services, have an Easter treasure hunt, and learn what Easter is all about.

This newest 8x8 title in The Berenstain Bears Living Lights collection follows the Bear family as they join their friends and family at the Chapel in the Woods for an Easter Sunday celebration.

My Review:
What a delight it was for me to read this colorful book about Easter! It opens with the Bear Family preparing to go to church on Easter Sunday morning. As they dress, the reason for choosing colorful clothing is given. Once in church, the organist plays while the bears join the congregation in singing a familiar Easter hymn. Preacher Brown delivers a sermon, which sums up the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

An innovative Easter treasure hunt is held after church; afterwards, it is compared to an egg hunt. The tradition of  bunnies and candy is nicely covered.

It's recommended for children Ages 4-8, but my children enjoyed sitting on my lap while I read to them at a much earlier age. The illustrative pages will be enjoyed by children of all ages.

Thank you to Booklook and Zonderkidz for my copy.