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Some language not appreciated
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2020
We love the Berenstein Bears and have so many books. I love the concept of this one, but the story is not executed well. We are very particular about the language we teach our kids and discourage them from saying things such as “stupid” and “dumb.” Unfortunate for us, when brother and sister start fighting, brother says “Get your dopey feet out of my face” and sister says “shut up!” When I read it now, I leave that line out and replace shut up with “be quiet.” The story itself too could’ve been much better told, maybe showing how brother and sister could resolve their problem or apologize to each other. Instead, mama bear basically says these things happen and we get over it - which has merit, but I just felt like I was looking for a better message.