In this newest Berenstain Bears Living Lights 8x8 book, The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag, Grizzly Gramps teaches Brother and Sister a valuable lesson about bragging and boasting.
When he happens to overhear the cubs bickering about who can see the most unusual cloud formations, Gramps puts a stop to the argument. He reminds them that being proud of a special talent from God is one thing, but bragging about it is foolish. “Pride goeth before a fall!”
Thanks Zondervan for sending me this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for this review and all opinions are 100% mine.
Overall the message behind this book is an important one for all people...kids and adults alike. I like the story of the cubs grandpa. I think this story line is easy for kids to follow and relate to... we all have moments of being prideful. I am a little frustrated with the Proverbs 16:18 listed on the cover because it is quoted incorrectly Proverbs 16:18- Pride goes before DESTRUCTION, a haughty spirit before the fall. I know some people think that pride and haughty spirit are one of the same but I would prefer the verse to be used correctly in this case.
I still am a huge fan of the lessons that can be taught and learned from The Berenstain Bear books and would still recommend this book for young readers but I would also take the time to look the verse up and truly teach the meaning of pride verses haughty spirit.
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St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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