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Paperback The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food Book

ISBN: 0394872177

ISBN13: 9780394872179

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food

(Part of the The Berenstain Bears Series and First Time Books (#16) Series)

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Book Overview

This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to teach children about the importance of eating healthy and staying active! Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book? from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Papa, Brother, and Sister are eating way too much junk food, and it's up to Mama and Dr. Grizzly to help them understand the importance of nutritious foods and exercise. Includes over 50 bonus stickers!

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Great learning tool!

The Bearenstain Bears books are excellent teaching tools. This book says exactly what I wanted to say to my 4 year old grandaughter. It is a way to explain to a child why they are becoming overweight, in a way they can understand, in a way that is easy to hear.

Little one loves this book

I am not a huge fan of this book, but my daughter LOVES it, so I am giving it 5 stars. She refused to try a sticky bun tonight because 'it's junk food', so I appreciate that (we mostly eat healthy around here). I just hope that she never points at anyone out in public and says something like "they eat way too much junk food".

Great teaching book for all libraries!

This is a cute book even without a message attached to it and it makes my little one laugh every time we read it. Dealing with eating too much candy and junk food is the subject and it starts with mama seeing that her cubs were eating all the time and getting quite chubby. So, after running into the family doctor at the grocery store, the bear family gets to see a slide show on the body and how it works. Plus, they learn the importance of eating good food and not the junk. The best part is something that all of us have difficulty doing. Mama bear throws out all the junk food in the house (actually, she puts it in the freezer) and provides only healthy snacks like carrot sticks, nuts and raisins. We've even tried this and believe me, it works. There's now a preference over candy for nuts and raisins (especially the yogurt ones!) and candy, well, it's just not that prevalent anymore. I highly recommend this one - it will stick with your children for life.


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 no exception. Most people, especially kids, have a tendency to overindulge when it comes to junk food. This book shows that eating healthy is a lifelong pursuit (Papa Bear has the same troubles that the kids have). It's not intended as a primer on nutrition or exercize habits, but rather as a fictional story intended to promote conversations among families about healthy lifestyles. And for what it is, it's wonderful.

Great for teaching children about healthy foods

The book not only stresses eating healthy foods, but why our bodies need healthy foods. Book also gives a brief description of the body's different systems, digestive, skeletel, etc. Book finishes with the importance of exercise. Book stresses this lifestyle for children as well as adults.
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