Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone

Yet another one I remember fondly from my childhood, The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone is a great read albeit a predictable one. Pictured on the cover are Brother and Sister Bear, however in the story no distinctions are made. In other words, they're just a group of young bears (and their trusty pup) working together to solve the mystery of a dinosaur's missing leg. Adding some urgency to their mission is the museum opening later that day. It was a nice change to see the cubs get into a bit of mischief as they went about their task, rather than bumbling Papa Bear. Several near misses in finding the bone are quite amusing and also illustrate all the goodies one might find in a museum such as statutes of historical figures (from pirates to cowboys), to a totem pole, to a priceless vase. Finally, quite by accident, they solve the case finding both the missing bone and the "thief." As always, quite an enjoyable read. Written in rhyme, this book is quite suitable to beginning readers, grades k-2.

Update: Since the baby is still in womb and can't ask for books to be repeated 5 million times just yet, we typically read each book only once before I return it to the library. My husband insisted we read it two nights in a row as it's one of his childhood favorites. Too cute!

Source: Library Book

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