Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Berenstain Bears - The Big Honey Hunt

Though I love the Berenstain Bears, they have no shortage of gender stereotypes which are mostly amusing more than harmful. In The Big Honey Hunt, Mama Bear tells Papa Bear to buy some honey at the corner stand. Being rather obstinate and thinking himself clever, Papa Bear insists that he can get honey fresh from a honey tree for free. Thus, he and Brother Bear (called "Small Bear" in the story because Sister isn't born yet) embark on a romp all over the country side following a lone bee looking for honey. Naturally, they experience all sorts of mishaps and eventually wind up doing as Mama asked. Always humorous, this story, written in rhyme, is a fun read. Source: Library Book

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