The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners

The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Language: English

Pages: 32

ISBN: 0394873335

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


"When Mama Bear's efforts to improve her family's manners are unsuccessful, she devises a Politeness Plan--a chart listing a chore as a penalty for each act of rudeness. Basic etiquette is presented in a practical way. Berenstain illustrations add humor and understanding."--School Library Journal.

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Behavior—Fiction. 2. Bears—Fiction.] I. Berenstain, Jan. II. Title. PZ7.B4483Bend 1985 [E] 84-43156 eISBN: 978-0-375-98939-1 v3.0 Contents Cover Title Page Copyright First Page There was trouble in the big tree house down a sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country—trouble with manners. The Bear family’s trouble with manners was that they forgot them! At first it was just an occasional “please” or “thank you” that was forgotten. Then there was a rude push without an “excuse

Behavior—Fiction. 2. Bears—Fiction.] I. Berenstain, Jan. II. Title. PZ7.B4483Bend 1985 [E] 84-43156 eISBN: 978-0-375-98939-1 v3.0 Contents Cover Title Page Copyright First Page There was trouble in the big tree house down a sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country—trouble with manners. The Bear family’s trouble with manners was that they forgot them! At first it was just an occasional “please” or “thank you” that was forgotten. Then there was a rude push without an “excuse

said, driving home. “There’s more to life than remembering your manners. Besides, manners are all right for cubs and mama bears … “… but we papa bears have other things to think about—” At that moment the car in front stopped suddenly and Papa bumped into it. He was furious. “Why, that pinheaded fiddlebrain!” he snarled. “Name calling!” reminded Sister. The penalty for name calling was cleaning the whole cellar, so Papa gritted his teeth and remembered his manners. And a good thing,

too. Because climbing out of the other car was the biggest, angriest bear he had ever seen! But when the angry bear saw how polite Papa was, he remembered his manners too. He explained that he had stopped short because a mama duck and her ducklings had crossed in front of him. Then he and Papa Bear looked at their bumpers and saw that no harm had been done. “As I was saying,” said Papa as they continued on their way, “it’s very important for us to remember our manners at all

She got a big piece of cardboard and a marker. At the top she wrote: THE BEAR FAMILY POLITENESS PLAN When the plan was finished, she called a family meeting and showed it to Papa and the cubs. It certainly got the Bear family’s attention! Mama’s plan had a list of all the rude things she wanted to stop. Beside each one was a penalty—a job or chore that went with it. If you forgot a “please” or a “thank you,” you had to sweep the front steps. If you pushed or shoved, you

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