Sunday, March 29, 2009

The bears are back!

Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister Bear were a favorite childhood read for both Connor's daddy and myself. We actually inherited some of his dad's Berenstain Bears books and though Connor still has trouble sitting still through a whole book he's loving the dvd series based on the books. Actually as a kid I had many of the books but most of the memories I have are of the tv series which has been reborn through these dvd releases!

If your worried about the messages that tv is sending to your kids or the content of programming the Berenstain Bears has always been reliable at not only entertaining your little ones but also delivering a message you want your kids ot hear. The newest Berenstain Bears : Springtime Surprises dvd is out just in time for Easter and its message is all about telling the truth. This dvd includes four episodes the first of which is easter themed. Boss Bunny has pretty much become the Easter scrouge and decides to "quit" doing Easter. This leaves Papa Bear in charge of Easter and he attempts to make an "easter egg machine" which is a total disaster. Bear family is left to attempt to get Boss Bunny back in the Easter spirit! This was originally its own prime time Easter special which seems to be fairly unusual as Easter is not one of those holidays you expect a ton of cartoon specials.

The episodes included on the dvd are : Easter Surprise, Play Ball, Save The Bees, and of course And The Truth (all about the importance of honesty!).

The Berenstain Bears : Springtime Surprises
is available right now on DVD and would make for a great basket stuffer! You can pick up your copy on Amazon!

I have three copies of The Berenstain Bears : Springtime Surprises to give away to my readers!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out The Berenstain Bears : Springtime Surprises and tell me if you were a fan of Berenstain Bears growing up. If so what do you like about them!
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
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    • TWO extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end April 30th at midnight!

150 Comments:

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

yes I ma a fan and they are fun, tell stories that children learn from and are a hoot.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

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Ellen C. said...

I remember having their book. I was a fan. Thanks for the chance.

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I'm a subscriber.

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Barbara said...

Wow, I haven't seen the Berenstain Bears in ages! My daughters would love this. Please count me in.

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Thanks :)

deedleweedle said...

I didn't even know this show existed until recently. My kids love them and the books too.

wigget said...

yes, i liked them. they have fun, family antics

stampedwithgrace said...

I was a fan and now my kids are!

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barbara said...

love the bears. my children grew up with them and their great message and now my grandchildren can too.

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barbara said...

I am a subscriber


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Karin said...

Used to read their books to my nephew....cute little stories with charming illustrations. Nice messages.

Abby said...

I always thought how cool I want a tree house just like theirs!!

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valerie2350 said...

fun stories - like that there's always a 'sneaky message' in them so the kids learn something good ;)

valerie2350 said...

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VickeC said...

When My daughter was little she had almost every book of the bears that came out,id love to get her little boys started on the same idea.THe bears are good books for kids full of values an fun


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VickeC said...

I am a subscriber


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Rachel said...

I used to read the books when I was younger but I honestly don't remember much about them. I think there was one where they were talking about naptime or something.

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Sara and Alex said...

I love the BB and I bought a collection when my daughter was born. I read them to her and reminisce about when I read them as a kid!

Sara and Alex said...

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5webs said...

I didn't even know the Berenstain Bears were available when I was growing up in the 70's. If they were, I don't recall seeing them in the stores. But my three kids have one of their DVDs and they really enjoy it, so I know that they would love this one as well.
Alicia Webster
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tutugirl said...

I grew up in the 70's and I don't remember the Berenstain Bears. I have really enjoyed reading them to my kids. They are books that appeal to both my son and daughters which I love and they always have a positive message.

Jesica said...

I kinda remember the Berenstain Bears from when I was a kid. I LOVE the books for my kids, and they love the cartoon. They'd love to own this movie

Jesica said...

I'm a subscriber

mverno said...

this is an all time favorite of mine mverno@roadrunner.com

YZgirl4 said...

Growing up, I loved their books. I loved sister bear

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agordon10 said...

I loved reading their books.

dctm said...

I don;t remember them when I was a child, but do remember reading these books t my daughter and now my son. they always have a positive message

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lisagee said...

I probably was a fan of theirs but don't remember as it was so longgggg ago.
Nowadays my niece would really enjoy the bears :o)

lisagee said...

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chromiumman said...

i was a big fan as a youngster

KPort207 said...

I never watched them growing up but my granddaughter loves them. Thanks.

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LoveMy2Dogs said...

I was a fan of the Berenstain Bears when I was younger and I am a fan now. They teach respect and manners and I love that.

LoveMy2Dogs said...

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LoveMy2Dogs said...

I am a current follower through blogger

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rhonjerm said...

My family would love to WIN this, please enter me and thanks for the great contest!

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AmentsChick said...

Berenstein Bears were my absolute favorite when I was little...and now my kids love them!

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clc408 said...

My kids liked the Berenstain Bears growing up. I'd like this for my nephew - I'm sure he'd love it.

semtaylor said...

This was not something I watched growing up but my son did so I "loved them as an adult"...We loved the stories. Great for anyone. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

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carol said...

when my kids were younger, I always would read this to them...now my daughter reads it to my grandkids...would love to win this for them...thanks for the great giveaway

janetfaye said...

When my children were young they had their books.

I like them because they are family oriented.

Thank You!

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janetfaye said...

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ktgonyea said...

Count me in :)

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yyeres said...

oh yeah i was a fan growing up. my favorite one was The Berenstain Bears Go to School. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

tatertot374 said...

I grew up with them and loved them as a child - now my children love them too. I was always fascinated how they lived in a tree
Thank you!
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LIDARKSIDE said...

I actually only know them from books. I never seen them on tv or video. My "OpenID" is my contact email.

Whimsical Creations said...

Loved them growing up. I like the fact they are still relevant today.

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judybrittle said...

I loved them growing up and I still think they are great! Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

traymona said...

Tristan watches PBS children's programs every day andThe Bearenstein Bears is the one show I don't miss watching with him.
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TXsunlover said...

I read The Berenstain Bears books with my kids and now I read them with my grandkids. They teach such wonderful lessons.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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TXsunlover said...

I subscribe!
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Shelly said...

I must admit I didn't like them - but my 4 year old does!

Shelly said...

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Erica C. said...

I always loved these stories!

Kristie said...

I barely remember watching them. I think they have great stories with important lessons for kids, so I would love to win this for my little ones.

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Kristie said...

Your button is in my sidebar.

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Becky said...

Berenstain Bears weren't around back in my days (as my children remind me the Caveman Days LOL) but my boys loved them as they were growing up and now my grandchildren love them as well. We like that there is always a lesson to be learned and children of all ages can enjoy reading them or watching them.

Thanks!

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Becky said...

I am a subscriber!

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Nickolay said...

They have a Berenstien bears park at the local amusement park and I remember going there all the time. Thanks for the chance at this great prize

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dolphee said...

We have a lot of Berenstain Bears books here at home.

susan1215 said...

I enjoyed reading their books when I was young

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I loved them growing up - I tried to collect all their books. I loved that they live in a tree. :)

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EllyBean said...

I loved the Bernstein bears when I was kid and still do! I love how they instilled great life lessons and had adventurous stories!


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EllyBean said...

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littlelatina said...

great classic cartoon

Deanne02 said...

I had several of their books growing up! great family fun stories!

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I'm pretty sure I was too old for the Berenstain Bears when I was growing up; my kids were big fans, however. Thank you!

Dave said...

Growing up, I loved the Berenstein Bears. We had many of the books and my sister and I used to read them all the time. My mom still has those dog-eared hard-cover books and reads them to her grand-children today. Thank you for the fun give-away.

Carol said...

I had never heard of these books until I saw my grandchildren enjoying them. I would love to win this one for them. Thank you!
Carol M
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Carol said...

I'm a subscriber.
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Jackie said...

I loved the Berenstain Bears when I was young. I can remember walking to the public library and borrowing the books. I loved their tree house!

Jackie said...

I subscribe via email

mogrill said...

My daughter loves the Berenstain Bears!!! I used to as a child as well! Thanks for the chance!!

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Anonymous said...

I loved them as a kid now my kids love them too! jen2418@hotmail.com

sissy76 said...

my kids love the bernstein bears books and love watching them on the Sprout network!

wigget said...

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Heather said...

This looks cute! I loved the Berenstein Bears as a child and even had a toy treehouse that they played in!

Melissa said...

I was a fan as a child because I thought a family of bears was funny.

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noreen said...

I always loved their books but my girls just adore the books and the cartoon, green eyed monster is their fave

Debbie Criss said...

My sons loved this one. Now my grandkids love this. Please enter me, thank you

jenny said...

wow thay are realy cool after all the years thay have been a round and well i realy like there house thay live in and i like sister bear she was al way my fave add me in thanks

jenny said...

i subcribe as well jenny9675309@yahoo.com

mindy said...

when i was growing up they where not around this would be for a special little boy that loves them thanks for the giveaway

Deb K said...

These have been a favorite in out house for many years! As they teach the kids manners and everything!

Pretty Momma said...

We had all the BB books growing up. They were a fav of ours to have my mom read to us!

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Pretty Momma said...

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Brea's Mommy said...

I loved the bears when I was growing up and would love to introduce my daughter to him.

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tsslug said...

I loved them back in the 80's


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jnmacdonald said...

I liked reading the Bernstein Bears books when I was younger. They were so cute.

RodsAngel said...

I loved the bears...the one where the little sister has her first day of school is my favorite.

tiacarter said...

i really hope i win

IE Mommy said...

I don't remember watching the Berenstein bears as a child. Where they on then? But I do enjoy watching them now with the twins.

Thanks for the fun,
Christine
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Katrina said...

I love love loved them. I had at least 30 of the books. I also loved that the girl's name was sister, for some reason I couldn't get over it.

cpullum said...

I am a huge fan I loved all of their family experieces and so fun to watch and read!
Carla
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Mommy Daisy said...

I loved the whole Bear family growing up. My son is fond of them now and has requested their books.

Paige said...

I am a fan NOW. I love how each book or story tells a lesson.

Sue said...

I loved the bears when I was a kid. I was always so fascinated by that treehouse. My boys love their books. Thanks for sharing~

Sue E said...

Yes I was a fan and still am. I would love to add this to our DVD collection. Thanks for the chance!

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Sheila P said...

I never watched the Berenstain Bears when I was a kid. I don't know if it was on in the 60's!

Ken said...

The Berenstain Bears were cool. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

denyse said...

I had no idea who they were until I had my own children.

Linda said...

My grandson loves the Berenstain Bears,he always wants me to read their books when he stays overnight.
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ky2here said...

I've always been fascinated by the bear culture.

Sheila R said...

Oh yes! I was a big Bearenstain Bears fan growing up. I read all the books. My favorite one is probally the one where they get the Gimmes. My two year old and I watch the show all the time. We started watching it when he was only a few months old. I liked watching it probally more than he did at that age. Now he LOVES it.

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amyd29 said...

I liked it as a kid,but can not remember much about it

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malleycc said...

I was a kid way before Barenstein bears but have always loved bears. My kids love them too.

Kyndra said...

We read Berenstain Bear books every night to the little one. She likes the facial expressions on the characters and I like the wide range of plots, like too much tv, and the bad dream.

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Justine said...

I was a fan of the Berenstein Bears growing up, I thought it was funny how brother and sister always fought LOL! It's a great series in that they always learn a lesson.

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justicecw said...

I love them as a kid! But I do remember being confused as the why the kids names were brother and sister. :) thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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I am a subscriber. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

Amanda U. said...

I loved reading the Berestein Bears growing up. This DVD looks great!

Amanda U. said...

I'm a subscriber.

paula h said...

I liked their books when I was a kid. I liked when Papa would get "growly".

crystalf said...

I loved them growing up and my youngest daughter can't get enough of them now. lol I like the lessons they teach in each episode. Thank you!!

crystalf said...

I'm a subscriber!!

Gabriel J. said...

My son would love it.

Pamela S said...

We do always love them. I like that most of their books teach some sort of lesson but subtly in a manner than children can understand.

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Deb said...

I never was a fan of the Bernstein Bears growing up, but my kids have almost every one of their books and they just love them. I like that they come in different reading levels that appropriate for different ages, and they always have a good message and try to teach kids how to be good people. Thanks for the giveaway. My boys would love the DVD.

tlcfromtn said...

I wasn't but my daughter was a big fan

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Sonya said...

I've always loved the Berenstain Bears! They're fun and just like us, except they live in a tree!

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I have loved Berenstein Bears since I was a kid. My favorite one was about when they went to camp. I can still remember several of the pictures that were in that book. Funny how much your mind retains about different things.

Diana D said...

My grandchildren enjoy them. I don't think they were around WAY back then when I was little. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

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mom2anutball said...

I was a big fan as a child, I still have all the books. I love that the stories are easy to read, and fun! Thanks for the chance, my daughter has taken over my collection and she loves them, so this owuld be great!! hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

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Tracysweetangl said...

I like there books growing up they were so much fun to watch. The kids like them too!

Steph said...

Yes I was a fan. I still have my copies of The Bike Lesson and Bears in the Night that I read to my own kids now.

Marie said...

I read the Berestein Bears books as a kid and I now read the books and watch the show with my kids. I like that they teach a lesson with each book or show but do it in a nice way that doesn't seem too heavy-handed.

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hminnesota said...

I didn't grow up in this country so did not hear about them. but now with my girls, I am a huge fan of Bears.thanks

Sarah said...

I always loved them growing up, and now they're my son's favorite!

Tammy Marshall said...

I loved them growing up and kept many of my books I had as a child, that now my children read them as well. I guess I enjoyed them as a kid becuse their family structure was much like mine growing up and i could relate to that.

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Anonymous said...

I loved them as a kid. There was one where the brother built a fort where no girls (meaning sister) were allowed. I thought that was the coolest fort & wanted one myself. lol Now DVDs...my boys will love them, too. theprophecygirl at hotmail dot com

liliesrnice said...

I love them as a child. I always wished i lived in their house.

Jayme Isaacs said...

I Remember Reading The Books When I Was A Kid And I Like Everything About Them

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Jinxy and Me said...

I was a fan. I really liked the illustrations.

Jinxy and Me said...

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Noggy said...

Wasn't a fan until I started having children of my own. My favorites were Grimm's Fairy Tales and classics like Riki Tiki Tavi and Old Yeller, Black Beauty and the original Beauty and the Beast.

Noggy said...

I'm a subscriber!

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