Top positive review
Good lesson without being too scary...
Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2018
A good book to teach your child about the danger of talking to strangers while also not being too scary. My three year old enjoys this book. We've read it many times now. Brother Bear and Sister Bear have very different personalities, making them relatable to both shy and very friendly kids. I like Momma Bear's comparison of strangers to a barrel of apples; that most are good, but there are always a couple of "bad apples" in every barrel and she cuts two apples open, showing you can't always tell the "bad apples" from the ourside. When my friendly daughter began introducing herself to parents at the playground using her full name, I knew it was time to address the stranger issue, but I also don't want to scare her. It's a tough line to balance, and this book does a good job of it. I have older children and most of their little-kid books were gone by the time my now-three-year-old came along, because of an age gap. This was one of the few books, other than the classics, that I felt I needed to re-buy. We are more about the library than buying books, but some lessons need repetition and while I want to keep my little one friendly, I also need her to understand the danger of strangers.