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Paperback The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room Book

ISBN: 0394856392

ISBN13: 9780394856391

The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room

(Part of the The Berenstain Bears Series and First Time Books (#10) Series)

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Book Overview

This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to teach children about tidying up, organization, and taking good care of their belongings! Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book? from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Mama and Papa are frustrated that Brother and Sister can't seem to pick up after themselves. Will the cubs ever learn to clean up their messes? Includes over 50 bonus stickers!

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Another great story from the "Bears"

My 4-yr old daughter has enjoyed the shows and stories involving the Berenstein Bears & this one is just as fun. The story covers the importance of a neat room but throws in some humor during the "pick-up" or cleaning periods involving the entire family. A great short read for little ones who are just learning the importance of cleaning up after themselves. Enjoy.

Very useful book

This is a great book to teach kids to clean up after themselves and what happens when they don't. In this book, mama gets so fed up with the mess in the cubs' room, that she comes back with a huge box and starts tossing all their things into it. Much at the cubs' protest, all their favorite toys are tossed inside. The illustrations are just wonderful in this book. They show a puzzle half finished and covered with cobwebs, spilled cups and drinks and dust and dirt all over everything. It's just very clear how nasty a room can get when it's not kept in order. Papa bear comes to the rescue and makes the cubs their very own organization center (must have watched HGTV out there in his garage where he makes his furniture!) where they have a toybox and a pegboard to store the items in the room. And, he makes boxes with labels to stack in their closet for their smaller items so they don't come tumbling out onto their heads anymore. Everyone is very happy with the solution, especially the cubs since now they have a room they can enjoy themselves and with their friends. Highly recommend!

A family favorite

This was one of our favorite Berenstain Bear books. It touched upon a very real problem, and addressed it with the usual Berenstain humor.


The world lost a real gem of a writer when Stan Berenstain passed on November 29. Together, Berenstain and his wife, Jan, and eventually their two sons, created books featuring lovable but flawed characters who tackle just about every real issue that faces families. This book is an excellent example. Very few children are naturally hyper-organized, most of them have messy room problems at some point in their young lives. This book shows by example that it is possible to keep a room clean and organized without too much work, and that life is so much more fun when a room is clean! It also shows that even adults sometimes have trouble keeping themselves organized, and that cleanliness and organization are lifelong pursuits. Like all of the Berenstain Bears books, it presents a problem and a solution with a moral lesson included in a style that children will find entertaining and even funny. Really, a great book!

One of the best books of all time

I read this book when a child, and still remember it at age 25. Now, it didn't turn me into a neat person, but with fond memories of this book in my heart, I plan on having a clean room ... one of these days.

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Gifts That Are Kid Tested and Parent Approved
Published by Melina Lynne • December 14, 2015

Many memories will be shared over a good book, starting with the time-honored tradition of the bed-time story. Who here remembers begging their parents to read just one more book? "I promise I will go right to bed after the next one;" "I'm not tired yet;" "But I really like both of the books. I don't want to choose." Do any of these sound familiar?

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