Monday, February 27, 2012

Remembering Jan Berenstain

As a child, The Berenstain Bears were a constant staple in my reading selections. I always loved the simplicity of Bear Country and the family dynamic of Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister. Their simple day-to-day lifestyle dotted with lessons learned made them interesting yet educational as well.

One of my favorite selections, The Berenstain Bears Blaze a Trail made me want to follow Papa through the swamp and Rocky Gorge. I wanted Leader Jane to hand me a Merit Badge for going right along with the Bear Scouts on Papa's escapade. Although, I might not have tried the Bird's Nest Stew!

And so, it is with great fondness and the love of these books that I remember a wonderful and creative lady. Thank you Jan Berenstain for your tireless ambition and artistic intellect which helped bring The Berenstain Bears to life.

Here is a wonderful piece on Jan from the Zondervan Blog.

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