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I'm so very sad that these books are so incredibly terrible now
Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2016
I'm so very sad that these books are so incredibly terrible now. I LOVED the Berenstain Bears growing up. They were obviously morality stories but they were awesome stories as well, and very cute. This book was just awful. I got it thinking I'd use it with my kids to help gently teach them respect. The book ONLY talks about respect to your elders, not to each other, not to your siblings. And it uses Bible verses to explain why--you don't respect people because it's the right thing to do, or because being respectful is kind. Nope, you do it because a Bible verse says you have to. I'm Christian, I have no problem using some Biblical teachings. But that's not the ONLY reason I think people should be respectful toward each other, and it's really not the message I want to send my kids.
The book was only $3 but I really hate that I even spent that much on this drivel. :( I'm going to see if I can get some of the old books from Goodwill or somewhere, they were so sweet and cute before whoever is writing them now ruined them :(