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interesting pictures & message...
Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2014
My son LOVES Berenstain bears! Loves them. We have at least 75% of the books, some from when I was a kid. I loved them so much I kept them hoping to read them to my children.
Having said that, this one seems out of place in the Berenstain series. The bears look slightly different, like maybe a different artist did it? the message is super strange, basically, mom gets tired of the kids & papa bear not helping around the house so she stops cleaning or doing any kind of chore around the house until they are living in a pit.Picture bugs in the bathtub & dishes piled up in the sink etc.. Finally papa & the kids get tired of living in a filthy house & decide to clean.
The strangest part however is the fact that the dog poops regularly in the house throughout the book,... No joke! There are at least 2, maybe 3 pictures of steamy piles of doo in the house. The authors also write that it is a chore to pick up the "leavings" of the dog...in the house! What?! My son totally noticed & was super grossed out. This was the strangest Berenstain Bear book I have ever seen.