The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings

The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Language: English

Pages: 32

ISBN: 067987707X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Illustrated in full color. Mama Bear is tired of hearing how many Bearbie dolls Lizzy Bruin has and how many Game Bear video games Cousin Freddy just got. During a thunderstorm, Mama gets her cubs to realize that love and a good home are much more valuable than material possessions.

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Brother. "Easy," said Papa. "You see, sound travels a lot slower than light. So when you see the flash, start counting the seconds-one...two...three...until you hear the thunder. Then you figure about a thousand feet for each second." Just then there was a flash. The cubs started counting. "One...two...three..." On "four" there was a big thunderclap. "That flash was about four thousand feet away!" said Sister. "Very good!" said Papa. Outside, the storm raged on. But inside their sturdy

for Sister and a couple of video games for Brother might be nice," Mama said. "What do you think?" "I think we should count our blessings too," said Papa.

Rangers, Killer Koyote..." and on and on and on. Mama looked around. Where was Brother? She asked Papa Bear when he came in from his shop for a tea break. "Brother asked if he could go over to Cousin Fred's," he said. "I told him, sure. He'll be back in time for supper." There was a distant rumble of thunder. "Hmm," he added. "There must be a storm coming." That's right, thought Mama. With Sister at Lizzy's and Brother at Fred's, there was bound to be a storm coininga storm of complaints

"You think that's something?" cried Brother. "Cousin Fred's got three new video games! Three!" "Now look, you two!" said Mama. "I've heard quite enough about what you don't have. It would be very nice if you would start appreciating the things you do have. Its called 'counting your blessings.'" "Like what?" asked Sister. "Yes," said Brother. "Like what?" Just then, there was a big streak of lightning, followed by a big clap of thunder, and the rain started coming down very hard. The cubs

fire roaring. "And a mama who knows how to make cocoa over it," said Mama. She hung a cook pot over the fire. Soon they were sitting in the glow of the fire, sipping hot, sweet cocoa. Mmm! What a blessing that was! The storm kept getting worse. The lightning flashed brighter and brighter. The thunder crashed louder and louder. "Th-th-that last flash seemed awful close," said Sister. "Nothing to worry about," said Papa. "It was at least five thousand feet away." "How can you tell?" asked

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