To the Family of Stan Berenstain: My condolences to in the lost of your loved one. No matter if it was yesterday or years ago, death is never normal. May you find comfort in the scripture of John 11:25.
i grew up reading your books,and my children too thanks.you'll be missed my heart goes out to your family and friends.
thank you so much, the look on my daughter's and son's face as i read to them before bed will always be with me....of all the bear stories, " The Spooky Old Tree" was their favorite, i know it by heart, i hope i am able to see the same look on my beautiful grandaughter's face, if and when i can read it to her
My brother & I grew up reading & learning from your books. Thank you for giving us something worthwhile to grow up with.
Your Death was tragic. You Will be missed. All of my children have enjoyed growing up with your collection of books. Your talent was remarkable. As I am sure that every generation of young children will enjoy these wonderful books for years to come. God Bless you.
I raised all my daughters while reading your entire collection of books to them. I must know every one by heart. Godspeed.
What a mind! you are missed.
Wow, many, many people have been touched by a lifetime of efforts of both Stan and Jan Bearenstain. Your books have been so resourceful to me as a parent. Thank You.
You gave us a happy place to be--no matter what! Thank you!!
I love all your books! I still read them to my little brother & family and to myself. I love them!!!
My children and I really enjoy reading and watching these excellent stories together.
You will be greatly missed. Children of many generations to come will learn about you and pass on your legacy.
My condolences to the Berenstain family. Thank you for years of good books and lessons.
thankyou for all the joy you have brang evryone with the programme berenstain bears my little 4 yr old sister LOVES it hehe enyway goodbye for now xx
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
I am A Kindergarten teacher and I have used The Berenstain Bears Books for 20 years. We also love the movies too! Thank you for giving children beautiful books with morals and a lesson.
thank you for all the joy you brought my children and myself
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
What great comfort these books brought my family after the passing of our first son Chanceollor. Now we have a health 4 yr old who loves to read the same books. May God bless you and your family at this time. Thank you so much for all the joy that you brought to so many!
My condolences to the Berenstain family for your loss. Thank you for providing my childhood with your books, which my son now enjoys.
my thoughts go out to the Berenstain family. As a pre school teacher my children and I thoroughly enjoy stans books. Stan left something great behind for his family to remember him by for many years to come!
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Like so many others, I , too, loved the Berenstain Bears books as a child and young adult. I saved all of the books to someday read to my own children when I have a family. One of my favorite stories was The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room, probably because I always had a messy room and would "clean" it by shoving everything into the closet. :)
Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Berenstain, for all of the delightful stories from Bear Country! My thoughts are with your family as you celebrate Stan's life.
You will live on forever through your books and the happiness you bring out in children through your wonderful stories.
I, as a child and as an adult, love Stans books. Now, my children enjoy them. What a legacy he has left.
A man who has truly affected the lives of millions of North American children and the adults they grew up to be. I still have my first Berenstain Bears book from over 25 years ago. It is now my sons favourite book. The messages are truly timeless.
Thank You! No words can express the passing of Stan. My thoughts are with you. My children & I enjoyed Your special gift.
I started reading your books when I was a little girl. I am a junior in college and becoming a teacher. I am now reading and teaching my students to read using your books.
i would like to say im very happy this man chose to be a writter because his imagination has made me and other children laugh and learn from the berenstain bears. R.I.P stan
I love your books ther are no other book in my life that I love GAVIN
i would like to say that i love your books and movies and RIP
(IM IN THE 6 GRADE )
I started buying Berenstain Bear books for my own children when they were very young and now love to read them to my first grade classes every year. They love the Bears as much as I do. Thank you Stan and Jan for helping to promote reading and the knowledge of right from wrong to generations of students!
I am a first grade teacher and as I was reading "Grow It" to my class, one of my students told me that Stan Berenstain passed away. I was hoping that he was wrong but he wasn't.
I enjoyed reading all of the Berenstain books to my own children ages 26, 22, and 19. Now I get to read them to my students. I use many of the books to teach, to explain, and for shear enjoyment!
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
The stories will go on to entertain children (and grown-ups) for generations. Thank you!
i want to express my condolences for this great loss. the berenstain books were my favorite books when i was younger and i recently found my old collection. Just seeing these amazing books brought back a flood of happy childhood memories that i will always have because of your books. You left me with an undeniable urge to read and write and for that, i will always be greatful.
I have read your books to my children for many years. Oldest 27, youngest 6. they have all enjoyed them. Thanks!
since i was a kid I LOVE Berenstain Bears books that kept me going back to the library to read while waiting for my school bus...after more than 20 years being a mom of 2 and running my own daycare center here in the Philippines i had a collection of these books..with so much fun reading them to my kids and to all my young students...very interesting and valuable books to guide young emergent readers giving them moral lessons and good manners to learn..thanks Stan for we all know that you have had your share in imparting the "love of reading" to all the young learners of the world! from Sybel Evangelista Firstword Academe Marikina City, Philippines
I loved all your books that you had published..I read them when i was really little and i'm sometimes still into them..
I grew up with my mother and father reading to me from the Berenstain Bear books. They were always wise, gentle, and full of fun. I am so thankful for Mr. Berenstain's work and life and look forward to sharing his books with my new child.
I love to read The Berenstain Bears for my son at bed time.We have alot to do during the day and I make sure no matter what I'm doing that he gets to hear about brother and sister bears adventures.THANK YOU.
When my now 26 year old daughter was a child, we could hardly wait to get a new Berenstain bears book!! What wonderful teachers they are for all sorts of issues: manners, being a good kid, etc. Absolutely love the books and will hopefully be buying them soon for a grandchild. Thank you so much!!
I grew up reading the Berenstain Bear books and now I find myself reading them again, 20 years later, to my son. Thanks for teaching such great valuable lessons.
I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!
The North County Regional Library Children's Department of Huntersville North Carolina, will always have a place for Stan,Jan and the Bears.
I know this great work of Stan Berenstain will live on. I read these books to my children and now I read them to my grandchildren. What a great gift he has left us.
I've been reading Berenstain Bear books since I could read. This web page helps me now since I'm in high school in my senior year to do a Literacy Essay. It helps me, and I am sad to hear the Mr. Berenstain has passed. We will all miss him.
My 10 year old daughter is doing a report on Mr. and Mrs. Berenstain. She was saddened to hear of Mr. Berenstain's passing but understands the gifts of the Berenstain Bears stories will live on. She reads the stories to her little brother and I'm sure they'll both be reading them to my grandchildren.
My condolences to the family of the late Stan Berenstain. Stan, I grew up reading your children's books (remember them vividly, including the wonderful illustration and character design of the bears) I am now a creative artist myself and hope that one day I will be able to touch minds and lives the way you have touched mine. Thank you, Mr. Berenstain... Your effects will be felt for a long time to come.
Your show is the best children's show on tv...it shows great value to my child..he is 3 and we watch the berenstain bears 3 times a day...and there all the same episode..its just a amazing show for our family..sorry for your great loss...
When I was a child the Berenstain Bears' book was the first books that I read. Now I have a two year little girl who also love the Berenstain's bears. Mr. Stan Berenstain influence over millions of children and adults will never be forgotten. May He Rest In Peace.
So sorry to hear of Stan's passing. He has truely left a gift for all the children, the highest of legacies. Thank you Stan!
i enjoyed these books as a child. i was blessed with a little girl, and i re-enjoyed them by reading them to her...now that she can read...she reads them to me at bedtime...thanks so much for your creativity and bringing bedtime bonds into our life!!!
Every night before bed, and after brushing teeth, my sons (3 and 10) watch an episode or two of The Berenstain Bears. It's a great way to settle down and watch a show that actually has a moral to the story. Thank you so much for all the joy you've brought my children and myself. (I admit, I love to watch it each night too!) What a sad loss to the children of the world with the passing of Mr. Berenstain.
Dear Stan, we really miss you, and we read your books a lot of the time.
Thank you so much for all your great books. We still read them together and watch the show every night. You will always be in our hearts. Your books are so, cool.
I love you and your books so much. You are an amazing author. R.I.P
My little brother had problems learning to read. The Berenstain Bear books helped him find out that reading was interesting and fun. He became a more proficent reader. I used them with my own children and my Kindergarten students. They are a wonderful legacy that Mr. Berenstain has left for all children.
My condolences, of course. Always loved the stories, and still do. I have two little ones now and they also absolutely love the stories. My prayers with the family.
My condolences to the Berenstain family. I grew up reading the The Berenstain Bears since I was three, I am now 25. I have a 2 month old and will make sure she grows up learning about brother and sister bear.
I am just learning about your books. I think there are about 200 books that you have written. My favourite character is sister bear. At school, when we finish our work, our Teacher might let us on your games on the internet. Thank you for writing about such wonderful characters. I hope your family doesn't miss you too much.
God Bless Thankyou for all the wonderful stories
I started reading your books to my daughter who is now 18 and I am still reading them to my youngest children ages 6 and 3. Your teachings and stories are delightful. We are very fortunate to have such heartwarming storytelling available. God bless your family.
I grew up reading your books. I think I read my first one when I was three. I'm 19 now, and I still love reading them. The Berenstain Bears have become a big part of my life. Thank you for sharing your values and ideals with us. Stan and Jan Berenstain will always be remembered (for me, they always go together).
I'm glad to know that he lived a long and happy life. I hope his legacy will live on in the next generation of readers. God bless your family. We feel your loss. People from as far away as the Philippines know and love you.
Thanks for entertaining millions of kids with your stories. Bears in the Night was the first book I ever read by myself. Your books will continue to encourage reading as we enter an age of TV. You will be missed.
My deepest sympathy to the family. I have enjoyed Berenstain Bears since I was a little child and am now 41 years old. He will be sadly missed.
I am sorry for your loss. I am six years old and Ireally like your books.
i love u 4 making a lovable show u ar the greatest i luv yur program + u 4 making it xxx
i really like the books you make! keep up the good work
When I was growing up I loved the Berenstain Bears books. Now my young nephews love the books and can't get enough of them.
Stan, I love watching The Berenstain Bears on television. i wish you were still here so you and Jan can write more books on The Berenstain Bears. My favourite one is The Berenstain Bears and the green-eyed monster!
Sorry to hear that our favourite author is no more. we as a family dad, brother, mom & me enojoys each and every book.
My kids grew up with the Berenstain Bears! We had every one of the books! Thank you sooooo much!
I loved your books.I wish you could make some more with Jan.My favorite book you made was the Berenstain Bears and too much junk food.I really wish you did't die.
From my family to yours, we send our deepest sympathies. Between your books and television programs, my children 4, 6 & 8 are thrilled every time Berenstain Bears are in the agenda. You helped to keep they're dreams alive and we wish you all the best for a continued happy future.
My son and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Stan. I have used your books to help guide me in raising my son as a single mother. I would like to thank you for the beautiful lessons your books bring.
thanks so much for the great storys my little brother and i love the series we read a berenstain book all most every night.
I wish you didn't die.You wrote my favorite book series my favorite book is The
Bearensten Bears And To Much Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.
My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.
They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.
Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.
But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.
My grandchildren an I have had many happy hours of reading,we just love all of his books.His books have touched many of hearts, young and old. We all are so forunate to have read his magical stories.Thank you, so much.His books will be read by many generations to come. Mr Berenstain's death is a great loss to us all.Iam truely sorry for your loss,he will be missed by all.My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. God Bless you Jan...
My family and I love the the Berenstain Bear books. My daughter wants her "bear" story every night before bed. When her baby brother was born all she wanted me to read was New Baby. Thank you so much. We are so sorry about your loss.
I just want to say that I grew up reading these books and just loving these stories and now that I am a mom I have shared these books with my own children...Thank you for imagination.......
Many happy hours of reading. His stories have touched many children and adults, with their humour. The cry, "Can we read it again?" repeated over and over.
I relly like your storys. They are my faorite books!!!!!!! I love sister.
Your books are wonderful. They teach us many things. You will always be a special author for us.
We love your stories. We will remember you forever.
The teachers at the YMCA Child Care Center of Abingdon, MD loved having you as the author of the month for April. We love sharing all your books with our children. Thank You! so much.
My students and I enjoy reading all of your books. Your memory will live on for many generations.
I love your books.
I really miss you.
My son and I would like to thankyou so much for your wonderful books! I have loved them since I was little. Now I read them to my son. We watch your show as much as we can. I hope when my kids get married and have kids of their own, they pass the tradition on. From our heart to yours,
Cole and Michelle
I grew up reading Berenstain Bear books- they were unique in their very own way! In some ways it reminded me of my own family! Mr Berenstain's death is a great loss to the publishing world.
I love the berenstain bears,thankyou for the magic they bring,very sorry for your loss,love alicia age 8.
The two of you impacted so many people's lives with your books. The Berenstain Bears were books I grew up reading and they are books I will never forget. These books will live on forever. Thank you for everything.
I hope he knew just how much he touched our lives. My son and I read them over and over when he was a child and I now read them to our little library patrons. We will miss him.
I almost have all your books. I love them and almost read them every night.
Laura Long - age 5
I LOVE ALL OF YOUR BOOKS.
My Grandmother read all of your books to me as a child and I am very Lucky to be able to share them with my Daughter today. Thank you for making a part of my life better. Always in thought.
We love your books!Were did you get these ideas?I love the pictures.Caitlin
I'm 27 years old and still remember my favorite Berenstain Bear book, "The Messy Room". It was my favorite! To this day, I love to organize! Thank you for all you have done to mold our young minds!
You have helped parents be great parents and given kids great reads. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS
I wish you didn't die. I have read all your books and saw all your shows.I could read millions of your books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really wish you did not die.
Your books have been wonderful teaching resources about life. My students have greatly enjoyed the situations that Sister and Brother Bear have experienced and learned from. It has been a pleasure to share your books with my students!
Thank you for the wonderful books which have touched so many lives over the years (and will continue to do for years to come). As a first grade teacher, I have always appreciated having books that children enjoy, can relate to, and can learn a good lesson from reading them. Stan and Jan Berenstain have always been the favorite "author of the month" in my classroom. Stan may not be with us on Earth any more, but he is still watching us enjoy his books and knows that he is continuing to enrich lives for years!!!! Thank you so much.
my sister loves your books and games.Thanks.
I am a librarian at an elementary school, and I can't imagine not having my collection of Berenstain books. What a wonderful legacy Stan and Jan Berenstain have given us. My condolences to Stan's family. We will always remember him.
Thanks for all the wonderful books. They will be around for years to come. I look forward to the day when I can share them with my grandchildren.
My husband rides a unicycle. The Gonzo Unicycle Madness Club here in Claremont had its 30th annual 8-mile group ride this weekend (in the rain). As tradition dictates, the leader of the group read BEARS ON WHEELS before the ride and everyone cheered for "two bears on one wheel" and booed for "one bear on two wheels". I'm sure they'll still be reading that wonderful book 30 years from now. We all had fun learning to read and count through your books. Thanks, Stan!!!!!
Thank you so much for creating such a memorable series. I am actually do a report on influential childhood books and this series is at the top of my list! What an impact has been made in the lives of many.
Thank you for writing Berenstain Bear Books. They are my favorite. They're good to read and teach me to tell the truth, how to treat animals, how to clean my room, and lots more! --Maggie, age 4
My condolences to the Berenstain family. My children, now in their early twenties, loved the Berenstain bears when they were little. My son's 2nd grade teacher read all of the books to the class and they made their own Berenstain bear book. I'm now a children's librarian - your books are enjoyed and loved by kids! Thank you!
I grew up with these books. They taught me right from wrong and everything else. I just read them last night to my Girl Guides and it made me think how much fun my childhood was because of those books.
I love looking at the pictures.
Thank you for sharing.
I have always loved you books when I was growing up and I still do. I have just about all your books. I am a student teacher right now and I will bring in from time to time some books for the kids and somtimes its a berenstain bears book. Kids generations from now and kids growing up now still love your books and always will.
kids now and times to come will always read Bearenstain's lovable and cute books he will never be forgoten
I loved your books when i was little i had every one of them, the bokks also taught me how to read Thakyou.
Thank you for making my childhood such a wonderful place to be - you will be greatly missed.
These books were incredibly formative for my current love of learning.
I am so sorry for Mr. Berenstain's death. I have been reading his books since I was a little girl. I also bought and read them to my step daughter and now my own daughter who is now six. Both my girls and I love the books, and hope they will continue to be wrote by a family member or someone with that same compassion as Mr. Berenstain. God Bless you and your family.
I offer my condolences to the Berenstain family. I loved the books,and I am in the process of finding the movies.. I grew up reading his books and watching the t.v series. I was deeply sadden when I heard the news. I would like to thank him for the wonderful reading, and the excitment from his books..
Mr. Berenstain will be deeply missed, it was not only his contributions to society that he should be remembered for but his gift of love that he spread throughout the world for all of us to enjoy, his legacy shall endure.
God Bless You.
I have almost all of the Berenstain Bear books! My mom used to read the books to me every night. A friend and I are doing a presentation to our class about Stan and Jan Berenstain.
My mom use to read these books to me since I was a little girl. They are my favorite! I have now started reading them to children, and use them in my classroom. Thank you for all the wonderful stories!
Sorry for Mr. Berenstain's death. Thank you for wiritng the Berenstain Bears Books - I LOVE them!
Andreanna Wright - age 5
We have enjoyed reading the insightful stories with life lessons. Sophia continues to enjoy them. Although, Mr. Berenstain's can no longer write these wonderful stories, his stories will continue to enlighten readers.
Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers on the loss of Mr. Stan Benestain.
Thank you for helping raise me with the Bernstein bears. You made my childhood better. Today, the world mourns the loss of a great man.
I am very sorry for your loss. The first book I ever remember reading by myself was In the Dark, so much that it had to be replaced. I was only 3 and now I'm 25. I still buy your books whenever I see a new one at the store, I have just about every one. My fiance makes fun of me because we don't even have kids yet. But I insist on having the entire collection. Thank You!
Ever since I was 5, I've read Berenstain Bear book! I am still reading them now, and I am 13!
I LOVE BERENSTAIN BEARS!!!!!!!!!!
hey i love the berenstain bears and i watch it on tv and im only 11
you have been a great author and wrote the greattest books and thank you and god bless you so take care of your family and guard them
I was making up a list of books for young children here in Hong Kong to read and practice good English. Of course, I included the Berenstain Bears in the list. I took a look at the website and was saddened to know that Papa Bear had passed away. He'd be happy to know the Berenstains are alive and kicking out here in China.....
I LOVE THE BERENSTAIN BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. B's passing... I have enjoyed and shared your series of books with my daughter, who is now 26 and has a son of her own. I am looking forward to sharing these books with him as well. I am also scheduled to graduate from college as a certified teacher and hope to share your books with many young children in the future. The legacy will live on forever and Stan nor Jan will be forgotten.
My prayers are with the family...
Best wishes for the future.
Dear Mama Berenstain:
We at the Smith house send our most sincerest sympathies on the loss of Papa Berenstain; to you, Michael and the Other Berenstain children, grandchildren, and even possibiliy great-grandchildren ...We love you because you first loved us! Thankyou for the BEARS!
My three-year old daughter truly loves "The Bears". God bless the Berenstains.
I learned today of the passing of Stan because I was coming to the website to purchase more books. My 4-year old loves the PBS show, and I remember reading about the Berenstain bears as a child. Please accept my condolences and thanks to the Berenstain family.
As a child born in the 60s, I should have and wish I had known about the Berenstain Bears. I learned of the books from my step-son at the begining of our new family formation. We've had two additions to the family since, each one enjoying the "Bear Family" as much as the last. We have a large collection of the books and we plan on keeping them for grand kids to come. Thank you for bringing so much joy to my kids. I am sadden at Mr. Berenstain passing, but thankful God put him on this earth for all of us.
dear stan and jan I love your books
so much I read them all the time. I'm a big fan
dear stan and jan I love your books
so much I read them all the time .I`m a big fan
The Berenstain Bears took me to a perfect place of wonder, mystery, and pure imagination as a child. Sometimes I have trouble distinguishing what activities I actually did, and which ones I just felt like I did after reading your books!
Even now, at age 21, I sometimes sit in the children's section at the library, getting funny looks from the kids because I'm hogging all the Berenstain Bears books. I love to relive those stories, for they are truly magical in a way that affected me for life.
After reading Down a Sunny Dirt Road, I felt as if I had just had a long conversation with Stan & Jan. And now, with the passing of Stan, I feel that I've lost a friend and a mentor. Yet, I'm comforted by the reminder that not everyone can boast of such an eventful and creative life such as his.
I want you to know that you have created a world that I can always to escape to, always marvel, and always love. And I can only hope to find someone with whom I can call a partner in every sense of the word, just as Stan & Jan, the ultimate duo.
Love you forever!
* Your lifelong admirer and fan *
I love reading your books and watching the TV shows. Your life accomplishment was enormous...including helping children learn. Thank you
I am a real fan of your books. I wish u will come out with a new book.
Thank you to the Berenstain family for years of loved stories. From t.v. shows to books, the Berenstains have always been a part of my life. I am happy to share these stories with my child. May God Bless you and be with you.
I have always enjoyed and still enjoy watching the Berenstain Bears.
I am so sorry to hear that Mr.Stan Berenstain passed away. My thoughts and prayers go to his family.
thank you for all the stories that shaped the children of this generation
I've always enjoyed reading The Berenstain Bears books as a child. Now that I have children of my own I have passed on that love for these books to them! We are really sorry for your loss. May God comfort you!
I was looking all over for books to address issues among my students in Hong Kong when I remembered Berenstain. Then I was saddened by the loss of the most respected children writer. I would like to thank the Berenstain family for sharing their love and thoughts for children and parents all over the world.
Your books are the best!!!
Ive always loved your books but just recently read alot for a childrens class.Now I watch the show all the time.Rest in peace.
I love your books and I miss you
Dear Mr.Berenstain my name is Nomi Simmons I love your books they are so funny I will miss you very much but I really don't think you are dead I am so sorry. You were such a grat man your freind Naomi K. Simmons.
my kids are all grown up now, but one of our fondest memories are of reading the Bernstain bears books every night. I kept them all for my grandchildren!!!
I AM SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS MR. BERENSTAIN. MAY YOUR SPIRITS BE FILLED WITH LOVE,NOT ONLY FROM YOUR FAMILY BUT FROM ME!!
My childhood would not have been the same without the Berenstain Bears. Thank you so much for your awesome contribution to literature for children.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Thank you, from everyone.
Thank you so much. The last 16 years of my life could not have been complete without your epic books. They have been an inspiration for me, and i send my deepest gratifications. Thank you soo much.
Thank you very much for all the shows and books. My daughter loves them all. We have watched the movies many times and she talks about how she wants bearbies. Hope they continue to air. Our condolences go out to you and your family. Thank You and you will be missed.
As a child my mother took my brother and I grocery shopping with her every week. We were each allowed to pick out one Berenstain Bears book, which resulted in quite a collection. I now have a 5 year old son of my own who LOVES these books. They are our favorite!
I grew up on these books and cartoons and absolutely LOVED them! I am pleased and excited to be able to pass this along to my children. What a wonderful, kind man. God Bless You All. ~ Jenny
It has truely been an Honor reading your books with my child! Thank you and May God Bless you and the rest of your family!
So many London kids have learnt to read with 'Bears in the Night'! Thank you Stan!
Your books have been an inspiration to my family.My cousin is 5 and she learned how to read and she loves reading your books.Just Saturday she asked me who wrote these amazing books.I told her,'Stan and Jan Berenstain,'.She said these are amazing books and I thank you for writing these books.
My daughter is now a senior in college. When she was a small child we had a large collection of Berenstain Bears books. She and I Igree that they were wonderful.
I remember reading and watching the Berenstain Bears when I was a little girl living in Ponce, P.R. I am counselor now and use them in my group therapy activites, they've been a big help and the young kids really relate to them. I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Berenstain's passing. He will be remembered.
Thanks for such inspiring books my son has read them all. He loves them so much. Our prayers are with your family in their time of sorrow. God bless you all.
We are so sorry about Stan's passing.
We love the books so much!
I am in the 5th grade and I love reading these books. I recently read "The Auto Graveyard" and it was very interesting. These books are helping me get a good reading grade. Thank You Very Much 8~)
i am a 6 year old and I love your books. I am trying to collect every single book you have written about the bears. thank you for your books.
I am a kid so i love to watch The Berenstain Bears. R.I.P Stan. God Bless You.
I have always loved the Berenstain Bear books. I used them for my children and now for my grandchildren. I teach first grade and love to read them to my students. What a help and blessing these books have been to our family. We are so sorry he is gone. Thank you for all you did!
Thank you 4 writing such great books!!!
A visoinary with a sense of humour, innocence, and imagination has left this mortal coil. May his good work continue to prosper through generation of children to come.
I had no idea Stan Berenstain had passed. I loved these books as a child and now that I am working to become a teacher I wished to know more about these wonderful stories that I enjoyed so much to share with my kids. The Berenstain family is in my thoughts.My sincerest condolences to all of you.
My heartfelt THANK YOU to momma and poppa Berenstain for helping me be a better parent......
Stan has brought many good times to remember to our family. We wish you the best for the future and send our condolences.
i'm sorry for what happen i love your books alot and i think there nice
Thank you so much for making my job at moral and value setting so much easier. My children enjoyed your books and philosophy and now my grandchildren are too. Peace and Love to you.
I loved all your books when I was a child, and now my daughter Asia loves them too.
THANKS FOR YOUR GREAT!!! BOOKS!!! I READ THEM WHEN I WAS A CHILD ALL THE TIME!!! COULD NOT GET ENOUGH OF THEM, NOW MY CHILDREN AGES 7 YEARS AND 4 YEARS LOVE THEM!!! YOUR BOOKS WERE WONDERFUL!!!!
My mom and I read books together and I read them with my children. I only hope that my children have half the fun reading these books to their own children (when they have them) :-)
Thank you kind sir for those memories
We are sad to hear of the passing of Stan Berenstain. Our family have enjoyed the Berenstain Bears stories. Thank you Stan and Jan.
My mom and I like reading your books together. Now that I am 6 I am starting to read myself. I also like the cartoon. Brother bear is really funny. Thank you for writing such fun stories.
My parents read the Berenstain Bears to me when I was a small boy, and I read the books to my children now. We have used the Berenstain Bears books to prepare our children to go to the dentist, go to the doctor for shots, even get ready to move overseas (they still like to read Moving Day even after moving back again). Thank you for your contribution to my family and families everywhere.
Your wonderful books will be cherished by this family for generations. Thank you for bringing them to life so we may enjoy them. You will be missed. God Bless you and the gifts you leave behind.
I loved reading your books as a child, and now I enjoy them even more when I read them to my five-year-old son. Thank you!
You will always be missed and never foregotten.
Your stories are some of the best I have shared with both of my children, now ages 19 and 6. Your stories are timeless and enjoyable.
Thank you for the many years of "shared family reading" with my children. Now I am reading those same books with my granddaughters to teach them about the various life lessons and values.
I've read and collected your books since I was in the third grade. Now I have a 3 month old daughter who will enjoy and cherish your books, too.
I have enjoyed sharing your stories with my oun Boys and now I share them with my Grandkids. I also read many of your stories to my class of 4 year old at school. Thank you for sharing a part of your self with us all.
Thank you for the childhood memories and joy your books brought!
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to children. You will be missed.
sorry 2 hear bout stan
i love brother bear best and now i am a big brother too
Thank you for the wonderful books and lessons learned in each. I enjoyed reading the books as a child and sharing the books as a teacher with my students. Now I also revisit those wonderful bears with my own children.
I grew up with the Bear books and love reading to my children now.
Goodbye Papa Bear,
I loved your books alot,
so much so that I just couldn't stop.
Now my children love them too,
the world certainly will miss you.
I loved your books, as a child and an adult, now my 3 kids love your books too! Stan Berenstain will be missed. Thank you for your books, you did make your mark in this world.
I love your books !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I too am thankful for the many books you were gifted to share with all of us, I read these books to my children, my grandchildren and now have great-grandchildren that I know will love hearing them also, Mr Berenstain will be missed, but remembered forever through his wonderful books!
The Berenstain Bears stories will delight children and adults for years to come; they bring cheerful thoughts to me when I come across one. Mr. Berenstain will not be forgotten.
Thank you for all the beautiful memories that I have because of all of you it is so nice to be able to have grown up with these beautiful stories and be able to pass them on to my own children
It is an honor to have the privalige to share these special memories he will never be gone because he is now in our memories
Lots of love
Mr.Bearenstain, to me, is among the world's greatest artists.Using simple shapes he and Miss Bearenstain created a world that taught and entertained me.His love and talent gave me inspiration to become an artist.I gave him and his wife a pitch story for a new Bearenstain Bears book.They wrote me back,saying my idea was thoughtful.To have them write back to me was outstanding,but world acclaimed artist/author's saying my idea was thoughtful was like icing on the cake!I have read the Bearenstain Bear books since I was a child,and i'm still a fan of them.
Thank you Miss Bearenstain for you and your husbands stories of learning,living,and loving.He will be missed
Vaya con Dios, Stan. And thank you for the books!
I have so enjoyed these books and now the show on tv. I always tell my children that these books are great and not like so many of the books and shows today. I would like to thank the Berenstain's for all of their years of developing these books.
I have shared your books with Kindergarten students for many years. I now have a daughter who loves for me to read them to her. Your life will continue to be celebrated and honored by many of us.
I have grow up with the Bears and they taught me right and wrong, to be nice to my sisters and to love my family just as much as they did. I will continue to share with my unborn children the treasures that you so graciously bestowed upon me and the rest of the world. You shall never be forgotten. Thank you for everything
This is my first time visiting the website and hearing that Mr. Berenstain has passed. I've been reading his books since I was a child and now my son absolutely loves the Berenstain Series books. I'm sure my grandchildren will be enjoying these books decades from now.
All i wanted to say is i cant remember a bedtime when i was younger that i didnt pick one of the Berenstain Bears books to be read to me. The series was a large part of my growing up.
I am studying to be a teacher at University of Houston. I remember reading the Berenstain Bear books when I was a kid and now I am using them for classes of mine and will when I am a teacher. These books teach such great principles to children that are lacking in books now a days. Thanks so much.
I love your books. Thank you for giving kids like me a chance to enjoy the tales of The Berenstain Bears. I read them every chance I get. I have a bunch. Thanks again for bringing the tales of Papa, Mama, Brother, and Sister Bear to our lives.
I TEACH KINDERGARTEN WITH A BEAR THEME. MY HUSBAND BUILT A LOFT IN MY CLASS THAT WE CALL OUR TREEHOUSE- JUST LIKE THE FAMOUS BEAR FAMILY! I HAVE THE BEAR FAMILY SCREEN SAVER ON MY COMPUTER IN THE CLASS- THE KIDS LOVE IT! YOUR BOOKS WILL CONTINUE TO DELIGHT CLASSROOMS!
Thank you for your books. I loved them as a child, and am now sharing them with my son. They are not only enjoyable reading, but also contain valuable lessons. You will be missed.
I loved his books when I was a child and still do to this day. Now, at the age of twenty-five, I can use one to teach one of my Spanish lessons on the prepositions. My older brother Scott and I were in love with his books when we were kids becuase we were like brother and sister bear.
I love your stories and I will miss you. (age 2)
You will be missed! I read your books to my Kindergarten students and they love them.
We love your books. They're among our favorites. Our best to your family during this time.
we love your books. Thank you. (from
devin, age 5)
I hope the legacy lives forever!!!
My best to the family.
I am so sorry for your loss.
I grow up on Mr. Berenstain books. Now I am a teacher that enjoy reading the books to my classroom. What I love about Mr. Berenstain's Books was the messages that came along with the stories. I want to send my prayers to the family and my love. We have lost a great writer and he will live always in my heart as a teacher.
Thank you for the many lessons learned by your wonderful characters.
I am very sorry that someone so very special passed away.
Dear Mr. Berenstain,
Thank you so very much for all your wonderful stories. You're my favourite author.
You have made reading a great joy.
I was sorry to see of his passing.
The Berenstain family has been around for my oldest daughter when she was 5 & she collected these books. And now, my younger 2 watch the shows and read the books.
I found the Berenstain series to be one of the ultimate for children for learning about life situations as well as entertaining.
Again, I'm sorry for the loss of someone so dear to his loved ones as well as children everywhere.
I grew up loving the bears and now my kids love them. Thanks for the memories.
When I was a kid I loved these books. It taught us all about how we should eat right, tell the truth, and keep our rooms clean. And the books were fun to read too. I hope the world will never forget what a contribution Stan Berenstein made to the lives of kids.
I am very sorry and I really like your books
I have grew up on watching berenstain bears it was and will always be one of my favoritest cartoon shows
with lots of love and sympathy to the Berenstain's family always and 4evah
Yveka Raymond Emanuel County Institute (ECI) 7th grade student in Twin city, Georgia!!!! 4evah ECI bulldogs class of 2011!!!!!!
Hi spirit of stan i would like too say how much i watched your show it was so amazing i live on in you
I grew up reading the Berenstain Bear's books and watchin the tv show and watching the movies.. Now my son is watching the tv show and i am reading the books to him. thank you for the bear's and the many things they teach us.. thank you..shina
You were the best creator. You were a good man and you touched kids everywerre. Your books were very good and we really enjoyed them. The Berenstain Bears were great. We wonder how you came up with them. Your books are very nice. Your books rule!!! You touched us in our hearts. My favoriate book was the Spooky Old Tree. Thank for all you have taught us about life.
Last evening,while channel surfing, I came across the Berenstain Bears,
"The Babysitter". I watched the episode and smiled and smiled. Mrs. Grizzle was one of my son's favourite characters. He is now a university senior. I emailed him this morning to tell him what I had watched last evening. He responded quite cheerily stating, "Mom, that in one of my favourite BB stories." Through the years I have continued to purchase BB books for my son to read to his own children someday. I have written a personal message in each.
Thank you for the wonderful stories and life lessons each contains.More than anything, they are part of very treasured memories.
Thank you for enriching my childhoood w/ your wonderful stories!!! :o)
I am a Kindergarten teacher and I read your stories to my students at least 3 times a week. I grew up reading your books. They took me to a place that was special--my imagination! Your work will sorely be missed by many old and young readers. May the angels in Heaven enjoy your stories now.
I've enjoyed the Berenstain Bears books and illustrations for many years and now my five year old grand-daughter, Mackenzie loves them as well. We were saddened to hear of the loss of Mr. Berenstain. God bless you all.
You have touched so many lives through your fun filled stories. As a young child I enjoyed reading your books more than any other. I believe I have almost the entire collection! My children will be raised with these books as well. They serve as such a wonderful memory to me and are something I will cherish always. Thank you for all of your hard work, you truely have impacted many many lives. God Bless you!
Your works have truly touched children's hearts. I know it did mine. It's nice to know that life can be so fully lived as you did and with your creations.
Growing up I read you books quite frequently. As an adult I found a man that kept his entire collection. He passed them down to our son who now reads them to our daughter. Thank you again for all our cherished memories. You will be sorely missed
I work in a childrens library and see day to day the joy Stan Berenstain's books bring to so many childrens lives. His legacy will always live on through the readers who enjoy his stories so much.
I grew up reading your books. They were my favorite. I now have children and read your books to them. It is very special.
I logged onto your web site today to show my first grade class activities they could do. We just finished a reading challenge with the Berenstain Bear Books. I was shocked to hear the news of Mr. Berenstains passing. I hav read these stories for years with my children and my first grade classes. They are wonderful stories and have beautiful lessons. Please accept my condolences. Thanks for years of fun!!!. Connie Triplett
Your books are the greatest. My children love to read all your books.
Your writings have inspired me growing up and even as a young parent. I've learned a lot, some before it happend and some after. Thank you so much.
I am 3 years old and I go to this site with my mumma often. Thank you
I grew up reading The Berenstain Bears, and still to this day, at almost thirty years old,I still love it.
Hi so sad about your death
The children in our school library love and read all of the Berenstain Bear Books!
Ive always been a reader of your books and still today as a senior thats all i wanna read and find is your books!
Thanks for this good learning website.
these books helped me understand things about life when i was growing up. learning about family + right from wrong were the two main things. thank you + rest in peace.
I want to say, Thank You for all the different and positive ways to help teach our children how to handle life's little situations. Even when they seem too big to all the little ones, it made it possible for them to see the humor in it all.
Sincerely Iva, Stanley, Jozef, and Jeannette
For the family of Stan Berenstain I want to say this because he is an awesome writer.
Just thinking about on how much you miss him and I am so sorry for this tragic accident.
My mom bought, "The Messy Room," as a last resort for me when I was a kid. It really didn't make me keep my room much cleaner but I fell in love with your books. Now I buy them for special occasions for my son and all my nephews. Your books have touched many children's hearts and for that I thank you.
Thank you so much for making our son and daughter happy with your characters, they like them so much. You were an inspiration and will be sadly missed.
The Berenstains were there to help me bring up my daughter-from moving, to going to the dentist, to too much junk food...just about everything.
A truly gifted man, Mr. Berestain will be missed.
I loved the Berenstain Bears books as a child, and now I am building a colection of them for my own children. I would like to thank and honor Stan and Jan for their years of contribution to so many children and families. God has blessed your work.
My 2 year old daughter loves Berenstain bears. Stan has left his mark in history as his creation continues to be enjoyed by generations to come...
My children loved your books. I am now about to begin buying again for my first grandchild.
hey i really loved the barenstine bears i always watched it and i will always mis it let stan rest in peace...~*BETHANY*~
I LIKE YOUR BOOK IREAD ALL YOUR BOOK
I loved reading all about the Berenstain Bear family when I was a little girl. Now I'm a grade 2 teacher and I still use the complete collection of the books to teach social lessons in my class. I am passing on the love of the characters to my little Grade 2s. Thanks for the wonderful life lessons!
I've loved your books since I was a kid. Now I teach first grade and my kids love your books as much as I did! You will be remembered for everything you've done! You will live on forever through all of your work! Thank you for all of the happiness you've brought to us!!!
I am truly sorry for your loss.
My son has Cerebral Palsy and absolutely loves the Bear Movies!!!
God be with you and your family during your sorrow!
Thank you for making reading to my children so enjoyable over the years. Your books helped teach many lessons to my little ones.... you will be missed.
What a great loss for children's literature! I'm 24 and LOVED the bear books growing up! I'm curretly nannying for a family with three kids & I was excited to introduce them to the Bear Family who lives down a sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country! All of my best to the family, and know that Mr. Berenstain will be sorely missed!
u r awsome i luv ur books and i am doin a reading project on ur books i luv u!!!!!!!
I send my sincere sympathy in the loss of your beloved husband and father. Mr. Berenstain was one of those people who truly left the world a better place. Your books have brought immeasurable joy to our family and even though my sons are now teenagers, we still quote from many of the books. We laugh when we remember the look on Mama's face in "The Messy Room" when she opened the bears' bedroom closet and all their belongings fell on her. We also remember from "Tell the Truth" Papa's reaction to the bird supposedly flying through the living room, "Now I'm confused; was it a purple bird with checkered wingtips, or a checkered bird with purple wingtips?" (or something like that). I treasure our vast collection of books. I have just ordered "Down a Sunny Dirt Road" and look forward to reading more about this talented couple. God bless your family for bringing so much joy into the world of children (and their parents).
I am 12 years old and I still watch the beranstain bears with all my friends who are 12 or 13 and it teaches us something new lot of the times and it has brought sunshine to everyone in my calss.Thank you soo much for all this.Even though we're all grown up we still love the books and all the shows and we sstill watch them.your shows and books have touched all our lives.Thank you.
The grade 7 class of Bishop Townshend
Your books are wonderful and I own them all. I remember my parents reading me Berenstain Bear stories when I was little and when I have children I plan to read them all the great books that you have created.
It was one of my greatest blessings to read your books to my grand children.I loved the books as much as they did.I am 84 years old now and still I remember those wonderful momemts I spent reading to them.My sincere sympathy to you and the family in Papa's passing.
Thanks for writing the Berenstain Bears Books.
I Love all of your books. My mom reads one to me every night. They are my favorite. I'll miss you.
Logan (Age 5)
Mr. Berenstain lives on eternally in our hearts as well as on every page we turn of his books. I grew up with his stories and now my children are growing up with his loving stories that teach timeless heartfelt messages. We love you Mr. Berenstain.
I think I have every book in my classroom. My students have loved them.
Your Bear Country sunshine warmed so many lives. Thank you.
Thank you for all the years of joy and learning
My deepest respect to you and your family on the passing of,
I was very shocked toi hear that my favorite writer has passed away i hope he is very happy up in heaven i hope that we will keep him in our lives
Firstly, would like to say that I was extremely sad when I heard Stan had passed away.
Thank You for Writing all these Wonderful Stories. These books are timeless. You have made reading fun for both children and adults. I thoroughly enjoy reading the Berenstain Bear books to my preschool classroom. They understand the lessons all the books are trying to teach. Your make it easy to explain things that we as adults find hard to explain .. My goal is try to collect all your books so that I can share with classes and children to come!!!
I am sorry to hear that Mr. Berestein has passed away. I enjoyed all of the books the couple has ever made!!
Ms. soobitsky age 14
When I was 5 my favorite book was The Big Road Race.We would read every night and my mom would tell me to pick a different book, but I refused.I loved it so much I would read it to my kindergarden class.
Thanks for many hours of GREAT reading!!! I LOVE ALL YOUR BOOKS!!!
I am saddened to hear to your passing but know that you will live on in the stories and characters that you have created. I have read the Berenstain Bears books to my three daughters. The 3 year old asks for one every night. You will be remembered and loved by parents and children everywhere.
I loved his books when I was a kid and now my boys love the books and cartoons as well. We pray for the family and send well wishes. Stan will not be forgotten.
It has been such a meaningful experience introducing, collecting, and reading the Berenstain Bear books with my two daughters as my mother once did with my sister and me. The girls connect Papa Bear with their silly dad, and they have learned numerous lessons taught by the theme of each book. Mr. Berenstain, you will be missed, and I know that you are somewhere out in Bear Country. For that is where I believe we all would like to end up one day, thanks to you! May God bless you and your family, The Young Family
I'm reading these books now, and I love them. I'm sorry to hear that Mr. Berenstain passed away.
I am praying for the Berentain family, My son's are all grown now but, they remember the joy in reading each book. In addition to the books, they enjoyed going to the Bernstein Bear section of the Amusement park.
My 20-month old daughter Abigail Sophia loves the Berenstain Bears. When I heard of the passing of Stan Berenstain, it saddened me. Thanks to his books and cartoons I am able to reminisce about my childhood while enjoying it once again with my daughter. I thank God for his wonderful and immeasurable contribution to society. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
Our son Nicholas absolutely loves the Berenstain Bears. It has become
one of his favorites and ours too. We were so sorry to hear about Mr. Berenstain's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
I loved your books growing up as a child and as a teacher today I enjoy sharing them with my students. When I pick up one of your books it automatically reminds me of my childhood. Thank you and you will be missed.
I have been reading your books to my students for the last 20 years. I have taught Pre K for the last 8 years and the kids just love your stories. Every Christmas I give each of my students their own Berenstain Bears book and they all get excited when they open it. Thank you for your wonderful work. You will live forever
I have read your books through our my career and i have never seen any books quite as good as yours. I'm very sorry.
I am so sorry that you passed away. I will never forget the great times I had when i was reading your books. I will always be reading you books from now till the future.
We are very sad to hear of Mr. Berenstain's passing. My children were raised on your books and we've had many wonderful hours of reading your books. We love your books and will continue to share your books.
Im so sorry you passed away because you are my all time favorite author of my whole life.... You were a great inspiration to me.....
I love reading your books and now I even read them to the kids I babysit or to my mothers students. The books have good lesson and points to them, I am even buying a whole set of them for my children in the future and for my little cousin's to have. You will be missed but never forgotten.
My favorite books as a child were the Berenstain Bear books. Over the years my parents bought the entire collection for me. I intend to pass my collection (which I still have) on to my children one day. Your books are enchanting and bring back so many happy memories. You will be missed Mr. Berenstain.
The tv Seires is Great,so sad he died
I have been reading your books since I was three years old. Your books make me laugh. My favorite character is Brother Bear because he reminds me of ME. Your books are great because they always have a lesson. They are good to learn.
About once a month my father would take me to the magazine shop. I don't remember what he would get but he always asked me what I wanted. No matter what I always got a Berenstain Bears book, I loved them so much! Thank you for all the great memories!
My nephew (in connecticut)who has just turned 4 loves the Berenstain Bears really much. He makes me read the stories to him and from that i am starting to love your books. You are the reason my nephew is loving to read. Thank you very much. Will miss you.
I want to thank you for making such an educational show. My children have learnt fantastic manners from the show Thank you very much.
Stan Berenstain will live on forever not only through his stories but in the hearts and minds of both children and adults.
Thanks so much for many years of great books and valuable lessons learned : )
I was very sad to here that Mr. Berenstain passed away. I grew up reading his books. I had almost all the books. Now my Three year old gets to read them. I have passed them down to her. She loves the books. We will forever pass them through the generations in my family. My sympathy to your family.
I love you Mr. Barenstain. I like the book 'the new baby'. I read your books lots.
Thank you for writting those books. We'll miss you, bye
I grew up watching the berenstain bears cartoon, and now I let my children wacth it. I'm so sorry that you are gone. We will miss you and the laughter you have brought to me and my family.
The world will miss Mr. Berenstain. He has impacted the life of many children in my family and around the world with his special messages.
I am 20 years old and I grew up reading The Berenstain Bears, I still love all of the books!!! Thank YOU
I have grown up on these books and I am going to have my children grow up on them. They are absolutly amazing.
I love the Berenstain Bears. My favorite book in No Girls Allowed. I am in third grade. I also like The Berenstain Bears Blaze a Trail.
As a former 5th grade teacher and now a Library Media Specialist, I used the Berenstain series to get reluctant readers to read. My students and I have enjoyed reading these great themed books. My deepest condolences to the family.
Thanks for all the great books... We love all of them.
I would like to send my condolences and thank the Berenstains for keeping me entertained as a child. I began reading these books in the 2nd grade and I have over 75 books and I am now 28 years old. I watch the show on PBS whenever it is on and I plan on sharing this with my unborn son. Thanks for the inspiration and for caring enough about children to create entertaining books that teaches kids right from wrong.
I've enjoyed the Berenstain Bear books since I was a little girl. I've been sharing them with my children since they were in the womb. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!
John, Rebekah, Geneva and Baby boy brother on the way
A literary icon has passed on, but he will be remembered so fondly even by future generations. My heart goes out to those who will miss him...
My whole family has enjoyed reading Berenstain bears for many years. I still as an adult enjoy reading them to my children.
My students love to visit the Berenstain Bears at PBS.com. We love your books
As a young child, I enjoyed every time I spent reading The Bearenstain Bear books. I just would like to say thank you and god bless you.
Thank-You for all of the wonderful books. My husband and myself have both enjoyed all that is the Berenstain Bears and are excited to be bringing them into our childs life. You have left a lasting impression for all to enjoy. Thank-You
I have grown up with these books and I have always loved them. They were my favorite books growing up. They teach such great morals and I am so happy to share them with my students today when I teach. Thank you for touching children's lives everywhere!!
Thank you for the wonderful lessons each of the books had. They are a great influence and loved by many.
My son loves his adventures to Bear Country. Thank you for being such a positive influence on our children and teaching life's lessons in your writings.
I am shocked to see that Stan has passed away. I loved these books from my childhood and now my children read the books and watch the show. He will be dearly missed
Mr. Berenstain had a wonderful influence on my son as well as so many children. He is eighteen now, but he still keeps in his room all of his Berenstein Bears books and videos. When he was younger, we had to look for a new one every time we went to the store. He refuses to part with them and treasures them still.
Thank you for giving me such wonderful books to share with my first grade students. We all learn valuable lessons about kindness and thoughtfulness. Your work will live on through their actions. God Bless.
I love your books and I still havent read them all yet!
I am a librarian/media specialist and my students love your books. They are constantly checking out the Berenstain Bears. When we have time in the library to hold an animal at story time Brother Bear and Sister Bear are always in someone's lap. Thank you for bringing joy and comfort to our lives.
My mom used to read me the books all the time and those are some of my fondest memories. The work of Mr. Berenstain is greatly appreciated.
I enjoy watching your show and reading your books to my children.God bless you and your family.
I really liked the shows that you created...5 years old
thanks for all the wonderful stories that I have enjoyed as a child and will some day pass on all the wonderful Berenstain Bears stories on to my children...
With lots of love Lisa
you are a great writer. I wish I could meet you some day. When I grow up I want to be just like you.
that includes being partly bald.
You realy inspired me,Thanks.
I love you and your books thanks alot!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We love your books. My daughters loved them and now my granddaughters are reading them and love them. I am sorry for your loss.
I have read your books as long as I can remember. To this day I still collect them and read them. You were truely one of the greatest children's writers of our time
I enjoyed reading your books to the kids as much as they enjoyed hearing them. You will be missed!
Dear Stan, i always loved your children books. my mother always read them to me every night before i would go to bed. i even had stuffed animals of Brother and Sister Bear. anyways, i hope your happy, in heaven. bye.
your books rule!!! good luck in heaven
Our daughters grew up reading a Berenstain Bear book everyday. We loved them because the the lessons they taught.
We're sorry for your loss.
I love your Berenstain Bear
I love you books.thay are so cool and funny.
I loved the books and now my kids can enjoy the same thing I did by watching and reading them!!
Our son has almost your whole collection of books - thank you for many, many wonderful nights reading to him. He's now 25 and we saved his collection for when he has his own children. We've also shared many of your books with our other son's daughter and she loves them! Blessings to you and your family.
I am in first grade and love the Bears.
I love your books I have about 36 of your books. I am 18 years old now I watch the Berenstain Bears cartoon shows on PBS Kid channels on T.V.
I enjoyed your books as a child and now my children have the same pleasure. May God Bless.
My son and I love the books and the shows and the lessons learned. You will truly be missed. Thank you.
I have read all of your books and I really like them.thank you for the good books.Jordan K.
I have read all of your books. Now I am reading your chapter books. I am your biggest fan.I am going to miss your new books.
I love the books you wrote.They taught my family lessons.They insperied my family and me so much.I'll miss reading the new books you would be able to write.
May God be with and comfort the Berenstain family.
Stan, you are loved and missed. Thank you for being a part of my family's lives.
On behalf of the teacher librarians of Australia, I would like to express my sympathy to the family at the passing of Stan. Our students have been reading and enjoying his stories and personal lessons for many years. Books like 'Get in a Fight' help children sort out their differences. Thankyou for your dedication to children and their development as caring individuals.
I read these books to my children when they were little. They are now 28, 26 & 17. I'm saving them for my grandchildren. I'm sure that I will enjoy reading the stories to them as much as I did my children. Thank you for the clean, wholesome books you gave us.
Your books added joy to my life and now to my kids. Thanks for sharing yourself with all of us!
God Bless Stan I really enjoyed your book
Fabulous stories which are enchanting my two boys. As a British family it's a great introduction to children's american literature. You will be missed.
I loved reading the Berenstain Bear books as a child, and now I read them to my daughter Erin. My daughter is two years old she loves your Books as well. Please Know Mr. Berenstain that you will be greatly missed, you Mr. Berenstain have touched the lives of so many children.
Thank you for helping my 2 year old fall in love with reading. She asks all day to read "stain bears." She will watch DVD's of "stain bears" over and over again. She loves them and I love reading to her and her little sister. Thanks again.
You brought a lot of love to many
I have read your books to my older children who are now 20 and 17 years old. I now read them to my daughter Alexa (or she reads them to me) and Alexa is 9 years old. We all love them very much. They are our favorites! I'm sure I'll be reading them to grandchilren in the coming years, too. Thank you for the generations of good reading! God be with you.
Love Tammy and Alexa
I was able to teach myself how to read when I was three years old because of your books. I am 25 yrs. old and I'm still picking them up when I see them. Thank you for writing such wonderful stories.
May you rest in peace Stan. God Bless you Jan.
Thank you for writing your books. I like your books.
Taran- Age 4
I have used yours books with many students and no matter how many times I read them I enjoy them over and over again.
I learned how to read when I was 4 with the Bernstain Bears books. They are my absolute favorite. I now am 25 with a baby on the way and these are the very first books I picked up for the nursery. I am deeply saddened to hear of this great loss!
I just wanted to say thanks for writing those books. My three girls just loved reading while they grew up.And God Bless you jan. Take one day at a time.
I hope that you are with Jesus and that God will comfort your family. Thank you for such fun books. I have most of them and will try to get the rest.
I always loved the cartoons and the bookd and I would like to said that wherever you are Mr. Stan, you did something amazing and we love you and your work .
I read one of your book's today about your life. You had a very interesting life. Your life was exciting because you served in the army. I love reading your adventures about your bears!!!
May All Love Surround You Mr. Berenstain.
I love your books, and am trying to collect them all. I am much sympathy for the Berenstain Family.
hi i just wanted to thank you for all the great readings i had when i was young. Now i'm 15, but i still LOVE your books. Thanks again! God Bless
I grew up reading the Berenstain Bear books, and now I read them to my children. They love the books so much. Thank you so much for all the happy reading you have given me and my children.
I remember a filmstrip that discussed how Jan and Stan met, married and became authors. It was very well done and gave you some insights as to the kind, decent family they are. My deepest sympathies on your loss.
My heart goes out to Mr. Berenstain's family on their loss. I loved all his books as a child. When I became a teacher I carried on the lessons the bears had to share to my students. Thank you for everything you have taught me and my students.
I am reading a book about the berenstain bears and i am terriblly sorry for what has happened to mr. benstain and i love the berenstain books i am still reading them i have just finished reading Phenom in the family and last week i read the dress code book thank you for making reading fun for me!
My condolences to Mr Berenstain's family on their loss. What an amazing contribution he made to our world. My son has learning disabilites and grew up with some serious health problems. The Berenstain Bear books helped him learn to read. They have been a constant in his life for years and he continues to enjoy them daily. We have made it through many medical visits and procedures by reading the Berenstain Bear Books as a distraction for my son. Thank you to the entire Berenstain family for enriching our lives. God Bless.
Thank you for so many great stories. They were my absolute favourite growing up. I grew up in Burnstown, and when I was young I had always thought that the books were called The Burnstown Bears. I realized the difference later. Thank you again for your wonderful stories and lessons.
Some of my favorite childhood memories focus around sitting with my dad and him reenacting the voices of the characters. To this day, I still remember the Bears and all of their antics. Such a legend; they will be missed.
My 3 and 5 year old children love the valuable lessons that they learn from Brother, Sister, Mama and Papa each and every day. Thank you for showing us that treating others with love and respect is truly the most important thing in this world.
I have really enjoyed the stories when I was a child. Now being a mother I found great love for the books even more. Every story has a good lesson to be learn.
I have loved reading The Berenstain Bear Books, and now I share that love with my children. They love them, too. (the tv show, too) I love the warmth and wholesomeness that is shared... thank you for this treasure.
I enjoyed the Berenstain Bears books when I was growing up and I enjoyed reading them to my children. Stan will be missed.
What a gift you,ve Given. One of a few....., no, the only cartoon, i really really enjoy watching with my kids. You have left us only after having done such a great job. Thankyou & God Bless.
I grew up on the Berenstain Bear books. My brothers and I have every single book that Stan Berenstain wrote. I will be teaching in an elementary school next September and I plan to use them all the time. Thanks Stan!
I have been a librarian for 20 years and have replaced my Berenstain collection at least twice. You will be missed.
Stan Berenstain was a great man,
his stories touched us all,
You will not be forgotten Stan,
I'm sure your up in heavan, having your self a ball.
Mr. Berenstain brought many happy days into my life and those of the people who loved his books. He will be missed, and may he Rest In Peace. Thank you Mr. Berenstain.
As a child, the Berenstain Bear books were some of my favorites and now my 2 boys love them as well. Stan will be missed!
I WISH SHE WOUIDNT OFED DIED SO SOON. you need some one to help you to write b.bear books. I BET SHE IS HAVEING FUN IN HEVEN RIGHT NOW.
WRITEN BY KAITLYN HOLCOMB
i remember growing up with these books. I am 17 now and i have a little brother who is autistic and he loves being read these books.
Stan must have been an incredible person to have shared so much with so many. We are very lucky to have all the special memories especially be able to continue his wishes for young readers
I have been a fan of these books since I was a child. Now I have a collection and my children love them also. Every book is awesome. They encourage the love of reading.
All of his books are great! My grandchildren look forward to reading a Berenstain book with granny.
Berenstain Bear books were a favorite of mine as a child and are favorites of my children. We are grateful you shared your gift of writing and illustrating with us. Your good lessons have touched the lives of our children and so many more! Our prayers are with your family.
I absolutly loved the Berenstain Bear books. I would like for you to know that I have almost every book in that collection.
The Berenstain Bears were, without a doubt, the best part of my childhood. My parents read the books to me every night. Now, about 20 years later, the stories are still clear in my memory. I still have all the books and look forward to the day I can read them to my own children.
Every time I went to the book store as a young child with my parents, I went straight to your books and sat there just reading the time away. I'm 21 and my parents still buy me your books! They always remind me of much simpler days. Thanks for the great memories!
I have been a fan of yours since I was a little girl. All to happy that my boys have enjoyed your stories as well. Deepest sympathies to your family. You will be missed.
Children everywhere have been truly blessed to have such wonderful stories to help them learn the many social skills that will enable them to grow up and be great human beings. The legacy that he has left for the world continues.
I spent many evenings reading your stories to my children at bedtime. Thank you for the books and memories.
I spent many hours reading your books. We all loved the stories and the lessons that we learned.
I know that many generations to come will hold the Berenstain Bears dearly in their hearts. Blessings to Stan and his family
Stan, I like your books very much!
Thank you for making interesting books for me.
I love you.
I love you Stan. Thanks for the Berenstain stories especially those on television
I love your show and watch it faithfully with my sis Brianna.
The colors are great!I am big and I am special needs!My great grandma passed away she was 97!Grandma Birgen!My tears and joyful memories go to your family!
Love, Brittany H. 8 years old
WE LOVE ALL OF YOUR BOOKS & HAVE LEARNED MANY LESSONS FROM THEM. WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE & SYMPATHY TO YOUR FAMILY.
I am 4 my name is Liz my dad is typing for me.my teacher let me bring this book home today. We are loving it. The book is excellent. thank you Mad Mad Mad Toy Craze
london , ontario
I would read the books and watch the show over and over again when I was little. I still love just flipping through the books now because it reminds me of how much I loved them!
My 2 year old son watches the show everyday, and we read the stories every night,We are all sad at the loss of this wonderful man!! Thankyou for years of magic and so many great memories!
Will we Miss you...."You betcha"
My first grade class was saddened to hear of the loss of Mr. Berenstain. He will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Schulz's First Grade Class
What a loss to us all in his passing on. Not only do the children enjoy the stories but they learn about live in the process. His love and memory will forever be carried on in all the stories written.
It just won't be the same down the sunny dirt road in deep in Bear Country...
The Berenstain Bears' series of books has been on my boys' bookshelves from the time they were infants. I must have read "The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room" to them a thousand times and I think some of it even sank in! Mr. Berenstain will be greated missed by child and adult alike. I'm so thankful that him and his wife have left such a wonderful legacy for all of us to enjoy!
I was and still am a big fan of the Berenstain Bears since i can remember. I enjoy reading those books from when I was a child, to reading them now to my son. Stan will be missed. Condolences to Jan and the rest of the family.
My heart goes out to the whole Berenstain family. My sisters and I loved reading the Berenstain Bears books as children. Now that I am expecting my own child, I came to the website to print a complete list. I want my children to have the same joy and excitement as I did reading these books. Thanks for being a part of my childhood.
Stan you are an amazing writer you and your wife make wonderful books when i was younger the berenstain baers were my favourite books to read.
My favourite book is Moving Day it was good!
Thank you for your books me and my family really enjoyed them!
i will miss you.
thank you very much
I love the berenstain bear books and videos I have almost everyone! I was sad to hear about Mr. Berenstain. I hope Mrs. Berenstain is O.K. My mom loved these books when she was a kid too!
I was very sad to hear about stan i am constantly telling my children about the berenstain bears and i still walk around singing the bear song deepest condolances
I was very sad to hear about the passing of Stan Berenstain. I grew up reading Stan and Jan Berenstain books. I am currently looking for a book I had as a child, Berenstain Bears Almanac. I recieved this book one Christmas and loved it. My parents allowed my neices and nephews to play with it many years later and now neither of my sisters can find the book since their children are in their teens. I will continue to search and collect for my children to enjoy someday. Again, my sincere sympathy for yours as well as all the children at hearts loss.
My first grade class reads and loves all the Berenstain Bear books. Stan will be missed.
I was so sad to hear of Mr. Berenstain's passing. My daughter and I love to collect Berenstain Bear books and watch the cartoon. He was a wonderful example to children with his charming characters and great moral lessons that teach children without being too preachy. He will continue to touch children's lives for generations to come. I hope that we can look forward to a Berenstain Bears movie in the future. If Veggie Tales can do it, why not? Children need positive role models.
A great loss for children everywhere.
TO THE BERENSTAIN FAMILY,
WE ARE SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS OF STAN WHEN I LITTLE I LOVE READING THE BERENSTAIN BOOKS THAT WAS OVER TWENTY YEARS AGO AND NOW MY SON MATTHEW IS READING THEM NOW HE WILL BE MISS BY ALL HIS READERS
I have grown up reading The Berenstain Bears, and loved the cartoons. Now my kids are following in my foot steps. I was so saddened to hear the death of Mr. Berenstain. He will be greatly missed and the imagination that came along with reading his stories.
The loss of Stan Berenstain is felt by so many. The Berenstain Bears were my favorite books as a child - and now, 20 years later, I have shared them with my own kids. He had a unique talent that we are all lucky he shared with us. He and Dr Suess are staples of childhood and the world is a sadder place without them in it. We send out condolences to your family and hope you find a small amount of comfort in the sheer joy he brought to so many children and adults. His legend will live on through his books.
Today I am doing catalog work at the Octavia Fields Library where I am the Children's Assistant, and as I was adding a Berenstain book which made me look up this site. What a loss to your family and to all of us!
I am very sorry to hear that Stan Berenstain passed away. One of the very first books that I remember reading was a Berenstain Bears book. Even though I'm fourteen, I still love reading those books.
We are sad that Stan passed away. We are 1st grade students and we really enjoy all of the Berenstain Bears books.
I was so sorry to learn of the death of Stan Berenstain. I feel as though I've lost a friend, but how wonderful that his spirit will live on in the many books he left behind.
My class was very sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Berenstain. The Berenstain Bear books have touched the lives of millions of children. God bless you.
I really love your books and TV shows. My Grammie is going to send me some more from Canada.
For hours and hours and hours of enjoyment, I want to say thank you to your family, and say how sorry I am at the passing of your husband and father. I began reading the Berenstain Bear books back in 1966, and they were always my favorites. I am now in the process of becoming a teacher and I will use the Berenstain Bears in my classroom to teach life's little lessons. Again, my sympathies. The world has lost an amazingly talented man.
Dear Bernstein Family, Stan was a good man I think he will have a good time where he is know.
I was sad to hear of Stan Berenstain's passing. One of my favorite ways to pass time when I was little was to read a Berenstain Bear book. I hope to pass that tradition on to my little boy Ryan.
It was a sad day at Lincoln Elementary School when we learned about Mr. Berenstain's passing. Working in our library, I know firsthand how much our children here enjoy the Berenstain Bear books and the website. Thank you for so many wonderful books!
My sincere condolences to the Berenstain family. My daughter Julia loves the Berenstain Bears and has been reading them avidly. Mr. Berenstain's contribution to children's literature will always keep him alive. Thank you.
My 2 year old daughter is just beginning to enjoy your books. They are so well written and lots to see and learn while reading. The Berenstain Bears is the first book that she picks out at night. Thanks so much.
Dear Berenstain Family, My deepest sympathy on Mr.Berenstain's passing. He will certainly be missed. My children absolutely love all of your books and will read them for many years to come. The Bear family is very much like our family. Thank you for writing them.
I don't know what I would have done without Papa Bear. Your thoughtful and hilarious books carried me effortlessly through childhood!
You will be missed. I have enjoyed your work and stories for years and I have passed that love onto the little ones I watch and will continue to do so
I loved your pictures and your stories. Our family will miss you!!
Your books are my favorite in the whole library. I learn a lot from them and they make me laugh. My sister even learned how to stop biting her nails thanks to your books. Thank you for making such a difference! You will be missed!
It is so sad to see that someone who has made a living enriching children's lives has passed on. I was a child in the '80s who has made every attempt possible to collect as many Berenstain Bears books as I could. I even enjoyed the TV show based on the books. In any event, this Berenstain Bears fan sends his condolences to the family that was the basis for this particular series of childrens' books.
It is really heart-breaking to even think about him being gone. I always loved his books as a child. Someday my children will read them. I am now almost 17 and I have the whole collection. He was a very special person.
You have touched my soul with the lessons within the episodes and now you will contune to touch my son & daughter's.
I am sorry about his death. He has left a wonderful gift for many children and even adults. God bless!
I´m 27 years now and I´m from Mexico, I really love the berenstain bears,I used to watched the show some years ago here in Mexico, but last month I went to USA and I watched it again!! after many years! I really felt exciting!! We´ll miss Mr. Berenstain.
I'm eight years old and i'm growing up reading the Berenstain Bears Books. I have a whole shelf full of your Berenstain Bear Books, that was passed down from my older sister. My mom and I read at least one every night, they are my absolute favorite. My sister is expecting a baby and I want to pass them on to my niece or nephew when they are old enough. Love Victoria Evenson.
Berenstain Bears books were my favorite as a child, and I still love them as adult. Being an upcoming teacher, I plan to read these books to my students. Thanks for making reading fun!!
I am now 21 years old and to this day, I still love the Berenstein bear books. My mother passed on mine and my brothers collection of Berenstein Bear books to my nephew. As a kid i always wanted to be like my big brother or should I say looked up to him. He had about 5 books and now I wanted them. For every holiday like a birthday or christmas we would ask for them for gifts from my mom and dad. We started quite a collection between us two. However in the beginning of the books they say "This book belongs to..." some of those were left empty and we would fight over them. Being one of eight children you could only imagine what we thought was ours. I loved every book I ever read, some more than other but each book taught an important lesson and thats was I always remember. I remember my mom rocking me on her knee as she read one out of our little collectiion. To this day I wish I collected eevry single one. It was the biggest competition between my brother and I to see who had more berentstein bear books, escpecially the priginal ones listed on the back of the books. I thank you for making this memory possible because I don have that many good memories from childhood with my one brother. Now we get along but those were the good ol' days...(the book, "the new little sister", that was me...) Beautiful work I am going to search online to see if I can get a copy of those berenstein bear books some of ours are so worn, some from fights and some from reading that they are taped over and over and over from my mom to try and save them. I would like to have the complete collection for my children. I am going to try to look online so that my kids can have them and I can enjoy reading them over and over and over again. Sincerely, Elizabeth Daus
We love your books. You will be greatly missed. Media Specialist at a K-8 school.
As a Head Start Teacher, I have really enjoyed reading your books to the children in my classroom. Thank you
We are sorry for the loss of Stan Berenstain. I really enjoy reading all his books. They are awesome!
I have a four year old daughter who adores the Berenstain Bears. I am so sorry that Stan has passed. We always make it a point to read the Title of every book and the author's name so that she remembers who her favorite authors are. We will always remember him
HOW SAD I WAS TO HEAR OF STANS PASSING. MY GRANDCHILDREN AND I LOVE YOUR SHOW.A GOOD MESSAGE IS ALWAYS GIVEN.BEST WISHES FOR FUTURE SHOWS. LYNN PARKER CANADA
We are so very sorry to hear about his tragic death. His childrens books were my absolute favorite books.
I have loved the Berenstain Bears since I was in elementary school, and now my children love to watch the show on PBS kids. I think they are just wonderful. Thank you Mr. Berenstain. Rest in Peace.
I have a Daughter that loved the Berenstain Bears growing up... and now I have three Granddaughters that love the Berenstain Bears. It's very rare that one person can have such a positive impact on millions of lives in the way that Mr. Berenstain did. He's the type of individual that should be immortalized in some way as to provide a good role model for our youth growing up today. People struggle too much to provide the proper environment for their children. This world is/was very lucky to have a human being Such as Mr. Berenstain. He provided a fundumental way to build the proper values in young children today. He is/was to books that Mr. Rogers was to TV. I really can't say enough, he was a great man and will be missed deeply.
My daughter loves the Berenstain Bears, starting with Berenstain's A Book. I am glad that she enjoys the TV show on PBS Kids as well as the books. I'm sure that Stan was (and would have been) proud of all the generations of kids that have (and will have) gained a love of reading from his work.
Our prayers are with his family. God bless you all.
I have just recently heard of Mr. Berenstain's passing. I am very sorry to hear it. I was such a fan of his books. I must have had them all and I drove my parents crazy asking them to read his books all the time. My older brother loved them too. Now 25, he still calls our mom "Mama Bear". Thank you Mr Berenstain for such wonderful memories.
When a person has taught so much GOOD in life directly to our kids or even to us as parents, we all know Big Papa Bear will rest in peace and have a special place with God; and that he will continue to enjoy watching (from Heaven) the excitement and GOOD each page of the Berenstain Bears brings into each pair of eyes that find these treasures. Thank you so much to both of you, Mr. and Mrs. Berenstain and to all your children who were your inspiration, God will acompany you through this hard time, my deepest condolations and at the same time congratulatios for filling so many hearts with joy, hope, knowledge and GOOD, God Bless you all, Marielisa Toledo,(Caracas, Venezuela)
Your shows were really good, that must have meant you loved children and what they like.
The Berenstain Bears books and movies were always educational fun as a kid. As an adult I watched the movies just sing along with the theme song (both the new one and the old one)! Now as a parent, I will pass the legacy of reading the books and watching the movies on to my son. Through these books, I will be able to teach my son the life lessons that these stories taught me - honesty, patience, respect and never jealousy. Thank you. You will forever be cherished and missed.
My mother read the "New Baby" book to me when she was expecting my brother. I was five then.
Now I am reading many of the books and watching the videos with my children. I have also read the "New Baby" book with my two oldest children.
Thank you for your contribution to parenting and fun!
The Bears have always been a favorite on mine and now my children also enjoy them. We're trying to collect them all.
My childhood memories seem to be wrapped up in the pages of teh berensain bears books. My deepest condolences and I will always be thankful to Stan and Jan for the memories. You are in my thoughts.
Berenstain bears are fantastic.
My heartfelt condolences go out to the Berenstain family. Even though Mr. Berenstain is gone his legacy will live on through his literature. So many children, even adults have been truly touched and inspired by his work. Even at age 23 the Berenstain Bears remain my favorite Children's Book Series, and I continue to delight in the heart warming tales, and charming illustrations. Thank you for touching the lives of so many people. <3
Stan, you have written many wonderful books that I enjoyed when I was younger and am enjoying once again with my own children. It's a special bond that my kids and I have. We look to read, especially Berenstain Bear books. Thanks for all your great work.
Stan I just love your Berenstain Bears books.
I love thisn series ven though i am eleven,you are a cute lil grandpa.
Our sincere condolences to the Berenstain family.....
My daughter Gabby who is 3 1/2 is a huge fan of the Berenstain bears. She can't get enough of the books, when we go to the library she heads straight to the section with the bears books. The TV show has made her a much better eater at dinner time since "her show" comes on right after. The life lessons that the books give have made parenting a lot easier for us and even remind us of how our own actions as adults effect everyone, especially our children.
Mr. Berenstain has left a great gift to all of us, he will be deeply missed.
Sincerely, Gabby and Christina
My condolences go out to your family.I am so sorry for your loss.
I loved the Berenstain Bears and all of their adventures, I especially love how they have come to life on the Tree house network, my children just love that show. I will always remember Mr. Berenstain when I read a story to my children or watch a t.v. show with them.
Sincerely, Karen Corbiere-Genereux
I read your books as a child and loved them! Now I am an elementary teacher. My students are reading them and they too enjoy them. Thank you for your books!
We are 2nd grade students at Orangeburg Prep School and we just read THINK OF THOSE IN NEED. It taught us to be givers to those in need. Thank you for all the books.
I read your books as a child and am now continuing the tradition by reading them with my seven and three year old. We hope to continue to read more about the berenstain bears. You will be greatly missed by many.
The BB books were my daughter's favorite books when she was little -She's now 13-. We had to read them every night! And not just one! When she was able to read they were still her favorite choice. I still buy every new one. Our condolences go out to their family.
Your books have been an inspiration to chidren young and old. I will continue to collect all your First Time Reader Books like I have done so since I was a young girl. Thank you for holding such a special place in the hearts of children. You will be greatly missed.
Thanks for all the great books. They are wonderful for kids and even adults can enjoy them!!
To the Berenstain Family,
I used to read all of Mr.Berenstain's books when I was four years old. They are EXCELLENT books. I read them over and over again. Thank you for having a good imagination Mr. Berenstain. I will miss you.
Brian Fenlon age 13
At Schoolhouse Children's Museum I have added a display case to the Classic Books for All Generations in honor of Stan Berenstain and his wife and all that they have done in helping generations of children read, and families to learn how to face and solve everyday problems. YOU and your books, characters are well-loved!
Your books are realy good. I am doing you for my author study.
The Berenstain Bears books have influenced so many lives. As a child, theses books became part of my bedtime routine every night and as a teacher, they have been part of my curriculum. These books will continue to teach life lessons, honesty and happiness. Mr. Berenstain will be greatly missed and remembered.
I would just like to say that I have enjoyed the Berenstain Bears books as long as I can remember. My children now really enjoy them as well. We read one of these books almost every night before bed.I would like to thank Mr. Berenstain and his wife for such great childrens stories that we can all relate to. He will be greatly missed by all.
Recently my wife and I moved with our two year-old son to Korea, to teach English. We brought very little with us, but one item that is our sons favorite is a dvd of the berenstain bears. While I know a tv show cannot compare to a book we really appreciate that it's a little piece of home that our son enjoys. So on my sons behalf I'd like to thank Stan Berenstain for his wonderful bears.
I have collected these books since I was a young child. I am now 30 years old and enjoy reading them to my 2 year old son. He loves them as much as me! Thank you for creating such wonderful stories that I can now share.
We love your books, thank you so much for writing and teaching us how to read.
May God be with you.
Thank you, Stan Berenstain, for making reading with my children fun and educational at the same time. You made a difference.
When my children were growing up, they enjoyed having the Berenstain Bear books read to them. I work at an elementary school where the students gobble up the books. They love them!
I LOVED the books when i was younger, i would read them for hours. The subjects in the books were so real and true. Loved them to death! thank you sooo much for writing somethin so interesting and intriguing to read for me! Thanks, and your books are awesome! Bye bye
I enjoyed reading the Berenstain Bear books when I was growing up. I remember reading all the books to my mother. Now, 19, and attending college, I have given all my books to my little cousin, who enjoys them as well. Mr.Berenstain thank you for your unwavering dedication to writing these wonderful books.
I enjoyed Mama, Papa, Sister and brother myself when I was a child, and now 24 years later have gained a new appreciation for them watching my three year old son marvel over them. Stan Berenstain will be greatly missed by all.
I loved reading the Berenstain Bears growing up. Now my son enjoys the show and the books. They are great learning tools. Stan Berenstain will be greatly missed!
I have enjoyed reading The Berenstain Bears books to my children for almost twenty years. My youngest who is 8 years old loves the books and cartoons. Your loss is our loss also.
My family and I enjoy your 'family' so much. Anytime I have a life moral to teach my daughter, the Bear family always helps us along the way. I am so sorry for your loss. I know the Berenstain Bears are a part of our family almost. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I am from Hong Kong. My daughter is 7 years old. She loves the Berenstain stories. Reading Berenstain books become parts of good education to her after normal school days.
I believe that Mr. Stan Berenstain is living somewhere above us happily.
I am a first grade teacher. I have taught for 25 years and I have read the series to my students every year and I tell them how mama, papa, brother bear, and sister bear are my favorite characters. I love that morals are being taught through that series. When my students advance to the upper elementary years, they still enjoy checking them out at the library. I am so sad to hear about Stan's passing. My students will be disappointed. May the Lord be with your family. God Bless.
we love the berenstain bears and are very sorry for your loss. it is a great loss for us all!
I LOVE THE BERENSTAIN BEARS! My life partner and I think the messages in theses books can teach us valuable lessons at any stage of life! We will treasure them forever and share them with the children we hope to have someday.
I have been an elementary librarian for 16 years, and of all the books, my students love the Berenstain Bears books best. Thank you for entertaining my students with such wonderful stories.
When i was little these books and cartoon was the highlight of my day and night.
Thank you for your dedication to making entertaining books with moral lessons. I loved them and look forward to passing them on to my kids.
The Berenstain Bears have been with me my entire life and now they have a place in my child's life as well. Thank you for being a part of our lives in such an important way.
I grew up on the B. Bears books! They have filled my life with so many memories. Thank you for sharing your gift with others. I am now sharing the books to my first graders.
I loved the Berenstain Bears. They were the only books anyone could get me to read when I was young and now I love reading.
I Cannot tell you the impact your books have had on my life. I started collecting them about the age of six or seven years old. I now have children of my own and the nursey is decorated with a mural of the Bear family. All my appreciation for your life's work and I'm sure my children will feel the same some day. God Bless the Berenstain family.
Thank you for all of the wonderful books! My daughter learned to read by enjoying your books. Even now, she enjoys curling up with a Berenstain Bear book and a warm blanket.
Our family enjoy your books and movies and have for a long time. I started collecting the books before I had kids. Thanks so much for wonderful memories I am setting with my kids. Rest in Peace Stan.
I loved the Bernstein Bears it used to be my all time favorite when I was little. Thanks so much Stan Bernstein Rest in Peace.
thankyou mr stan bernstain for sharing ur wonderful storys and cartoons with us.my little brother loves ur cartoons.
I love the Berenstain Bears! I can remember my mother and I reading and laughing so much about The Big Honey Hunt. Now, these books come in handy for my son who is learning to read. They also teach valuable lessons and we will always treasure them.
Thank you Stan Berenstain for all your great books. My name is David Marcos and I am 8 years old. I now read your books to my younger brother Timothy, he loves them also.
You made my children laugh. You taught them how to read. Thank you, thank you for sharing your life with us.
We love your books!!!!!!!
As an elementary school librarian, I was deeply saddened to hear of Stan's passing. I hope the family will continue creating Berenstain Bear stories. Thanks for your contributions to children's books.
My name is Julia Campbell age 7, Thank you for making all the books and TV shows, I am doing my school book report on you. we will all miss you, and to his family keep up the good work. thanks,julia
The Berenstain Bear books have meant a great deal to me. I still have the ones from when I was little. I don't know an author who has effected me more.
Stan and Jan Berenstain have brought joy and a love for reading for many years. My own two children grew up with the Berenstain Bears. Also, as a first grade teacher I have introduced hundreds of "little people" to the treasures of the Berestains. Stan Berenstain will live forever in our hearts and minds.
I feel so sad that there won't be any more of his wonderful books written.
The Berenstain Bears books and a record I was given as a gift from my parents are part of my fondest childhood memories that I carry with me in adulthood and I am so glad I can pass the Berenstain stories on to my own children now, and can also enjoy the TV show with them which they are lucky to have! Thanks Stan and Jan for these wonderful stories and characters you have created over the years for wholesome family entertainment and learning! Our condolences at Stan's passing on, and may God Bless each of you.
The Vaughan Family
East Thetford, VT
We are very sorry about the loss of Mr. Berenstain. Over the years, our family has enjoyed so many of his books. Our thanks to you and our sympathy, The Dewick Family (Kim, Chuck, Brandon (age 9) and Olivia (age 5).
My first Berenstain Bear book was The Bears on Wheels, quickly followed by The Honey Hunt. I have many fond childhood memories associated with my dad reading those stories. We are saddened by yourloose and hope you realize what a wonderful mark that Stan has left on our world.
My 6 year old son Sean wants you to know how really impressed he is by your books.
With gratitude and prayers,
The Woodard Family
I feel terribly sorry for this great loss for the family and personally for me and my family. Mr.Stan B's books have helped me teach my son the right things , good things , fun things - all things that happen on a day to day basis. We will miss him terribly. May his soul rest in peace knowing that he has helped thousands of kids grow up with good manners.
I feel terribly sorry for this great loss for the family and personally for me and my family. Mr.Stan B's books have helped me tach my son the right things , good things , fun things - all things that happen on a day to day basis. We will miss him terribly. May his sould rest in peace knowing that he has helped thousands of kids grow up with good manners.
ALL THE BEST TO THE BERENSTAINS. I HAVE BEEN READING YOUR BOOKS SINCE I WAS A SMALL KID AND NOW AT 27 I AM STILL READING AND COLLECTING YOUR BOOKS. I HOPE TO ONE DAY READ THESE BOOKS TO MY KIDS. THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY READING EXPERIENCE SO ENJOYABLE.
My daughter, Karine 6 1/2 enjoys watching the wonderful stories and I love watching the shows with her. She knows that whenever she watches it that I am going to sit with her.
We are so sorry that mr.Berenstain passed away. We really enjoy reading all of your books. They always make us laugh and they teach us stuff too. We hope that your legacy lives on in new books. You were a great writer.
My family has enjoyed reading your books to our family. You will be greatly missed.
I have enjoyed your books with my own children and with the children in the kindergarten classes I have taught over the last 36 years.
I rediscovered the Berenstain Bears
in 2005 when my son was 6 months old. He loves the show on pbs. He is 13 months old now and still faithfully watches the show everyday. I can't wait until he starts reading the books on his own. The Berenstain Bears will always be a part of my family. Thank You.
My 24 and 26 year old children grew up on the Berenstain Bear books. Whatever "lesson" needed to be addressed, Stan was there to deal with it with me and my children. I now have my first grandchild and I intend to introduce her to the Bears. I am so glad to have Stan's books to share with her too.
I am eight years old and I've always loved the Bernstain bear books.Whenever a new book is published, I am always eager to read it. My parents loved them and read them to my younger siblings also. My teacher told us about Stan-it was sad to hear.
We are a life skills class and everyday we review current events. On the day that Mr. Berenstain's passing was reported, it was the top story brought to our attention by our classmate Sean. The impression you have made on these students will last forever, Mr. Berenstain - you will be missed. Thank you!
My class and I would like to pay our respects to Mr. Berenstain. The children simply adore the Berenstain books. God Bless the Family.
3-A class and
I grew up reading these wonderful books, and I am pleased that both my son(5yr) and daughter (15mth) love them as well. I remember as a child writing letters to mr. berenstain and will never forget the lessons he has shared with me and all the other children in the world! We will always remember him.
To the Berenstain Bears family:
My children and I loved reading the many stories about the bears as I have a son and a daughter and they loved the way the young bears interacted with each other and with their parents, sometimes fighting, sometimes loving and always being loved. The moral of each of the stories was very heartwarming and so true to life. My children learned important lessons. My daughter even took her books with her on babysitting jobs and those children loved to listen to her read to them. My children and I grew together as a family just as the bears did and I applaud you for all that you have given us as readers and as a family. Thank you so much!
As a parent and a teacher I love Papa Bear and his family. They have taught so many positive life lessons to my children, both my own and those in my classroom. I confess to enjoying All in the Family in Good Housekeeping years ago. Stan Berenstain will be truly be missed in the world of children's literature. My prayers and condolences are sent to the family; may their memories and love replace the sense of loss, when they are ready. God Bless.
I loved reading every Berenstain Bears book when I was young, and I couldn't even begin to pick a favorite. My little sister knew every page of "The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree" by heart before she could even read. I'm a sophomore in college right now, with vet school ahead, but I know that when I have children one day, I will read the Berenstain Bears to them. I am terribly sorry for your loss, but I hope you can take comfort in knowing that the wonderful impact of his work will live on.
I have been an educator for over ten years and the Berenstain Bear books have been a wonderful part of my classroom every year. Thank you for your creativity and simple ways of encouraging children to be their very best, as they struggle with growing up.
Some of my fondest memories of childhood are reading your books with my father. The Berenstain Bears practically taught me to read. Your legacy will reach further than you ever could have imagined. Sincerely, Heather Sorrells
My daughter Priya loves your books, and has the bear family stuffed animals. Your work has touched our whole family, and has often helped us through difficult times parenting a four year old. If we can say that Sister or Brother has gone through the things she is going through, she feels much better about it. Thanks so much for your sensitive, sweet stories. Our thoughts are with your family.
All 3 of my kids loved the Berenstain Bears! They're teenagers now. Every now and then, one of them will mention something from one of the books and the others will chime in with their memories of the book. Some of the books have been read so much that they're now held together with tape. I'm looking forward to having grandchildren and reading these timeless books to them. Thanks for so many happy hours spent reading together.
My condolences on the passing of Stan.
I have all the books from my child hood and and now my children has them i read them to them all the time we learn from then together. iwill mis Mr. Stan Berenstain. So sorry for the lost.
I enjoyed reading your books to the students in my pre school class for the past few years and for introducing my niece to the wonderful stories you and Stan wrote for many years.
Dear Mr. Berenstain,
I'm sad that I didn't get to meet you, and I hope I'll see your children someday, and meet your wife too.
My parents read your hard back books to me and my brother as children. Now I read them my own two boys. My six year old can read "Old Hat New Hat" all by himself. Thank you Mr Berenstain
Your books were among my favorites as I was growing up. Your passing leaves a hole in the world. Rest in peace.
I like all of the books that you wrote. I like all of them. I like all the bears. I will miss you and the bears unless Jan writes more.
My 13 year old Autistic daughter, Sammy, loves your books. She has learned alot when it is tough for her to even read. She loves the stories and I hope she learns an important lesson. God Bless you for your many gifts to the world's children.
i am a child at heart when i purchase your bears. i feel like i am young again.
I remember these books so well from my childhood. Thanks for all the memories!
Thank you for the many wonderful stories.
I just want to wish the Berenstain family well, many of my childhood memories and lessons were from or include the wonderful Berenstain Bear books. Those were and still are some of the greatest books. They cary on sweet childhood memories and I fully intend to keep my collection to read for my children some day.
I have so many fond memories of your books being read to me in my kindergarden class. We all would be so excited to hear the tales of the bears.
I have the joy of passing on your books to my Goddaughter. She enjoys them just as much as I do.
Thank you for all the joy you have brought to children over the years. You will be missed.
Berenstain Bears have been a favorite of mine for a very long time. I can't think of books that are more pleasant and instructive than these.
i realy like your books!and i'm 9.i will never grow out of your books.
I have grown up reading your books and now I am 15 and am still very interested in your amazing books. They teach so much, especially for me. I am so sorry about Stan passing away. God bless you.
We treasure your wonderful wholesome stories. Thank you.
My sympathies to you and your family. I grew up having my parents read me your books, only to get older and read them all by myself. Now, as a 1-2 grade special education teacher, I use your books, ideas, and concepts to teach countless lessons. Every time I read them to my students, I get just as excited as I did when I was younger and my mom would take me to the store to pick out a new Berenstain Bear book! Thank you for all you have done to influence the lives of so many - you're an inspiration.
Our daughter is 20 now and has passed her Berenstain books on to her 6 year old cousins. We all learned a lot from these books as she grew up. You have helped many people through crisis and everyday life by instilling morals and common sense. So sorry to loose you.
Thank you so very much for the wonderful stories that have enriched the lives of my two children for years. My daughter, Elizabeth who has Down's Syndrome, particularly loved the many stories. These gave her insights into her world through the eyes of Brother and Sister Bear. Reading the stories about going to the doctor and the dentist helped eased those situations in her own life. God bless you and your family.
My condolences on the passing of Stan Berenstain. I grew up with the Berenstain Bear books and I have continued the tradition by collecting and reading them to my two young kids. The stories are timeless and express the messages I want to get across. I know his memory will live on forever every time a child picks up one of his books.
Our sincere sympathies and condolences from several thousand readers in South Africa who have grown up with the bears. Not only have they discovered the fun of reading, but through your books have discovered the rules of life - Grandma in "The bears meet a stranger" must pass on the most balanced of all messages - not all apples in the box are bad!!
Most sincerely,Cheryl Gibbs, a school librarian, and Audrey Hitchcock, a children's book enthusiast, who runs a specialist bookshop in Pretoria, South Africa. Audrey is including an article on Stan and Jan's work in the next quarterly issue of her newsletter, "Off the Bookshelf"
I have been teaching concepts amd moral values from your books to hundreds of first grade children for many years. I have loved your books, and have appreciated your concern for chldren as an author.
and illustrator. Thanks so much.
my daughter and i found the bears for the first time this year and found a real gem. It has a really good feel factor. I hope to introduce my 1 year son later
thank you Stan rest in peice
My heartfelt sympathy to the Berenstain family. As a librarian,the Berenstain bears are and continue to be a treasure for both parents and children.With all good wishes.
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Berenstain. I have recently lost my grandmother, best friend, and soulmate all within 9 months. So I can relate in some way to your pain. You are not alone. I have greatly enjoyed the Berenstain Bears with my three children-16 yrs old, 7yrs old and 1yr old. They have all loved the books and cartoons. Thank You for the special memories! Treasure your special memories- remember the good times and forgive and forget the bad ones! Best wishes to all!!Live for today, tomorrow is a gift.
I grew up reading your books with my grandmother who couldn't get away with reading less than 3 of them at a time. His books brought us closer together and I'll always be grateful for that :)
My condolences to the Berenstain's family may God Bless you and watch over you. My daughter enjoys reading the adventures of the Berenstain family, we just finish reading The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree. Thank you for all the wonderful books that you have writting each and everyone of them teaches a lesson about life.
Mr. Berenstein wote very good books and my little sister loved the tv show.
Thank you very much !!
My regards to the Berenstain Family, I Love to read his books. I am 8 years old and will continue to read the books.
My condolences to Mr. Berenstain' s family. I remember reading his books and seeing his VCR movies as I was growing up as a child and they were always not without a lesson to be taught and clean family fun.
I have such fond memories of listening to the Berenstain Bears books as a child and now such happy times reading them to my girls. What a wonderful man. Best wishes to the family.
sorry to hear that Mr. Berenstain passed I really enjoyed reading his books.
As a reader, former school and public children's librarian, and now youth book selector, I've been a fan of the Berenstain legacy for decades. Stan will be missed by anyone who's ever read the books, either to theirselves or youngsters.
I love the bearstein bears there so cool
I was sorry to hear that Stan Berenstain died. I actually read some of the Berenstains' late '50s-early '60s "Lover Boy" paperbacks that my parents had (still have, in fact), before I ever read any Berenstain Bears. They used "Stanley and Janice Berenstain" in those days, and in the photos on the back covers, they looked like they really enjoyed each other. I got the same impression from a feature article in Parade about 10 years ago.
Thanks for everything, Stan[ley] and Jan[ice].
I have just heard tonight about the passing of Stan Berenstain. What a loss to all those he touched in his life.
Please know how much I appreciate his contribution to children's literature. I read the Berenstain books as a child and shared them with my children, and now my grandchildren. My 28 year old daughter is a preschool teacher who shares the Berenstain Bear books with her young students, so I am thrilled to still be able to give her these books for her classroom collection.
I know that generations to come will benefit from the work that Stan & Jan have done together. Their efforts together have encouraged young children to read and helped them to understand some of the difficult things about growing up.
May God bless the entire Berenstain family and may they know that our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time.
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful author. I grew up on the books and absolutely love them. I remember reading them and they would always help me get through tough situations. The memories I have from these stories will live on forever as will Stan's memory. He will be greatly missed by tons and tons of kids and adults alike.
For many years, the Berenstain Bear books have magically turned nonreaders into readers in my classroom. Thank you for the many gifts you have given to children and to their families!
Thank you for your wonderful contributions towards literacy in all. Peace be with you forever.
I'm very sorry the the loss of Mr.Berenstain. I grew up on your books and now I am reading them to my 7yr. old daughter Shaye. She loves your books and has learned to read by reading your books. Her school was amazed at how she learnes thru your books better than the school systems books. Please, even though Stan will be greatly missed, don't stop writing your books. I save every one of mine and Shaye's books so she will one day be able to read them to her children. Our prayers are with your family at this difficult time and also at the season of Christmas, but God will bless you all greatly.Your in our prayers, and we'll be looking for the next book soon. Thanks, for the memories Stan and thanks to your boys for the future books for my daughter to have memories with her children. I am 35 yrs. old and I still love reading to my daughter. We read especially 2 every night at bedtime and she won't go to sleep with out them. Thanks again, and God bless.
Michele Harrelson Greensboro, NC
I am sorry to hear of the loss of Stan Berenstain. As a Guidance Counselor in an elementary school I have long incoporated the Berenstain Bears books into reading for fun and learning. There are many valuable and well written leasons to be learned. I have utilized the books as spring-boards to introduce conflict resolution, etc to young children. Sorry for the loss of Stan...
I just want to thank you for all that you have done for children's books. I Am on my way to becoming a teacher, and I have been collecting your books for my classroom for years. Your books helped me get through many rainy days as a child, and I hope to share the love for the Berenstain bears with my children and students. Your legacy will be continued for many years, and I will make sure that my students understand the importance of The Berenstain Bears.
Thank you Stan (and Jan) for your fine work. It has been a great honor for me to be able to contribute to the Berenstain legacy by writing the theme song to the TV series. Your characters will forever enrich all of our lives. You will be greatly missed.
Thank you Stan (and Jan) for your fine work. It has been a great honor for me to be able to contribute to the Berenstain legacy by writing the theme song to the TV series. Your characters will forever enrich all of our lives.
Thank you Mr. Berenstain for your wonderful bears and education! I love to learn from your books and I am only 4 years old.
We love to read the Berenstain Bears books! They not only provide us with wonderful stories to share, but also lessons to be talked about and learned. We do an author highlight on the Berenstain Bears every December and never fail to enjoy B. Bears Christmas Tree book and video, as well as all the B. Bears books.
On a personal librarian's note, my son who is 27 years learned to read at the age of 3 with his favorite Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree!
We extend our sympathy to each of you. He will be missed!
We like your books and they have pretty pictures. Your books are funny. We really liked the one about the Berenstain's picnic.
Stan's gift to children will live on for centuries.
Lori and Claire (age 5) Wilson
My two year old daughter gave non-stop kisses to Sister Bear during a recent visit to the Discovery Museum in Sausalito. She adores the Berenstain Bears!
Stan, what a wonderful legacy you leave behind. Thank you for your creativity and for filling the hearts of so many little ones with so much joy. May you rest in peace.
I have taught 3rd grade for 20 years. From the begining, my students have always loved the B. Bears picture books. I was very excited when the chapter books came out. I am so sorry to hear about Stan's death. Michael, I guess you will just need to step right up and take your Dad's place! I'm sure your Mom would appreciate that. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of your loss. May Stan's good writing and other good works live on in the hearts of kids and adults alike. I know I will never forget him and the stories he and Jan worked on.
Love to your family,
I have loved your books since I was a little girl, and my children will read them as well. I am so sorry for the Berenstain family's loss. Stan will be missed but never forgotten!
im sorry for your loss
signed kiley spiller anxd john jacobson
My family and I want to express our condolences on your loss. 20 years ago I taught myself to read with the Berenstain Bears and just bought my sisters the entire collection. Thanks You
hello and thank you. i've read your books, my family, and my little princess. thnak from the family.
When I lived in the US with my two children, working in my masters and doctoral degrees, we had the delight of being "acquainted" with the Berenstains Bears in a variaty of funny and instructive situations. Thank you for all you have done for my children, for any chidren, and families everywhere. Thank you for making my kids lives better and fuller through these books. Although they are adults now, they fondly remember each story and all the characters.
Im really sorry of what hapend.I really liked your books.They made me laugh and some times they made me cry.Im sorry.
I like your story very much.It is very interesting and it is very funny.
I'm saddened to read of Mr. Berenstain's death. Our children adored the books, they were read daily and we're now ready to pass them along to our grandchildren. Thank you for the wonderful wisdom imparted in such fun stories!
I just wanted to let you know that first I am sorry to hear of the death of Stan Berenstain.My children grew up with The Berenstain Bears. I teach second grade and each year we do an author study on this wonderful family. Just so I want reveal my age, I remember mom receiving a monthly magazine with this wonderful two page colored cartoon. She let me open and read the magazine first. I always looked forward to the cartoon by Stan and Jan Berenstain. We are now enjoying Michael's work too! May God richley bless you and your family at this time.
These were my favorites as a child, and now read the same books to my kids every night. Thank you for such wonderful stories.
My daughter just told me of the passing of Stan Berenstain. She and my son grew up with all the books. There was a book for every parenting problem, whether it be manners, junk food, television, or anything else. The books were wonderful - what a great legacy! Thank you!
These books are entertaining as well as educational. They were among the first to be checked out at the library.Thanks to Stan and his family.
I love your books!!!!I read them all the time I think just by reading your books I would like to be an Author.~You inspired me now I want to teach others what you taught me~.
I was born in 1982 and as soon as I learned how to read I began collecting The Berenstain Bears First Time Books. It was a hobby that I shared with my mother. Every week we'd go to Caldor and I'd pick one out to buy. And surprisingly for a kid of my age I kept them in pristine condition - no tears, rips, pages missing, stains etc. I remember while my sister was playing outside with friends that lived on our street, I would sit in a cozy corner of my room with the whole collection stacked beside me and contently read through each and every one of them. When I was 17 my mother died and soon after I foolishly sold my collection (over 50 in all) on ebay. A few years later I regretted it, realizing the sentimental value they possessed, evoking warm memories of my mother and the sheer enjoyment I still had from reading them even as I am now an adult. I began collecting them all over again back in September and have collected about 32 so far. One day when I have kids I will share these wonderful books with them and hopefully they will appreciate them and enjoy them as much as I did and still do. I credit the Berenstains for how I've always been praised for my vocabulary skills and for how articulate I am and how I love to write and read. Because of the entertaining style of your books it made me appreciate literature later in life and make reading for me a pleasure and books something to devour. Mr. Berenstain will be missed immensely but his talent will live on for generations of little children whenever they turn a page of his books.
Stan and Jans books have been a terrific asset to me as an Elementary School Counselor. They have a message without being "preachy" and kids adore them.
We will miss you Stan but you have left a part of you that will impact generations.
From your books everyone can learn,
not just the kids!
I like your books i like the details that you put in your books.
ilike your books im glad you acompleshed so much.
YORBOOKS AND MOVIES WERE COOL AND I AM FAN.
hey i like the shows i laugh at them all the time !
i love the books the shows and movie that the bernstian bears have never though i'd be doing a report on you
The Cactus Wren Elementary School library staff love the Berenstains! Stan will be missed, but we hope that the Bears will live on in his memory. He has brought smiles to the faces of billions of children from many generations (including my own!).
i like the books you made and i will take care of the books that you have wroten for the fast few years thank you very much
Thank you for the joy of reading you've brought to my son. We love your books!
One of my special possessions is an autographed coloring sheet titled "Welcome to Bear Country". Stan and Jan sent it to me and my two youngsters in 1987 after we wrote them a letter telling how we liked their books. The illustration shows the Bear family at a fishfry in Bear Country. Their note says, "With special thanks to Mom for the great letter! It makes the whole fishfry worthwhile! from Stan and Jan Berenstain". In my job as an elementary librarian, I use the poster as part of my Berenstain Bear display. So special!
With sympathy in the loss of a clever author and illustrator....
Dear Jan, Leo and Michael,
I shared some personal information with my classroom last week, including the books you signed last year and the photographs Jimmy and I took during our visit. I also had some other memorabilia we have collected over the years. My students were touched so much by you and Uncle Stan! They each had personal stories around specific books. Even a student in my class from Thailand knew of your books and had enjoyed them. The world is really a better place since the two of you created the bears. Take care and we all here in room 204 wish you well.
Mrs. Grant's third grade class at Mt. Pleasant Elementary
I can remember no better reading times than those I shared with the my children and brother/sister bears. Every story and video included very special, learning lessons mixed with realisitic emotions and positive problem-solving skills....some things we all should always remember, even as adults! Thanks for the memories!
My gratitude to you and your family is tremendous. What wonderful memories I have with reading your books to my two daughters. Now I will share them with my grand nephew and my classroom.
Eric, Marilyn, Erica and Lindsay Tschida
I really like your books. Thank you for writing them.
I love watching your shows! I really hate that you past away but I know your in a better place and one day I hope to make it there one day. You will be missed dearly!! God Bless your Family.
My two daughters adore the show....it is brilliant, educational and entertaining. my condoleses on his passing!
Although my writing cannot entertain, amuse, or educate in the way that the late Mr. Berenstain's could--I felt compelled to return the favor the best I could.
Your books have truly raised generations of fans. Very few authors have the ability to be so universally admired--yet Mr. Berenstain has succeeded.
You will truly be missed, but your Berenstain books will always be timeless, and part of each of us.
Thank You Stan.
dear mrs. berenstain
i'm sorry to hear about your husban. he was a great writer.
When i was lttle i always read his books and me and my mum would alway love them. I wish that death wasn't somthing that happened.
Dear Berenstain Family, I was sorry to hear of your lose of beloved Stan. I've been buying the Berenstain Bear books for years. I started collecting them when my son was a very small boy, he is now 19. I have 2 wonderful grandchildren now that I share these books with and they love them as much as my son did. I also do in-home childcare. I read these books to my little kids. They love them too, the lessons they teach and the love they spread. Thank you for such meaningful books. God Bless your Family.
Dear Mrs. Berenstain:
I am very sorry to hear that Mr. Berenstain died. I hope your kids will be writing Berenstain Bears books.
My son, Brian,grew up reading all the berenstain bear books. He is eight years old this year and he still loves reading all the books.I intend to keep all the books that he has. They have brought us so much joy during our daily reading sessions! Thank you Stan for everything,we will always remember you!
Stan Berenstain had such a big influence on my childhood. With his wonderful books he and imagination, he made my childhood wondeful and colorful! I am so excited to share his books with my children.
A true inspiration to my everyday life! The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist, gave me the courage as a young child to visit the dentist, and Forget Their Manners, really polished up my etiquette! Thanks Stan!!
Loved them all. Especially The Big Honey Hunt! Enjoyed them as a kid, now I love sharing them with my kids. Deepest sympathy to his family.
I grew up reading the Berenstain Bears books. They helped me to love reading and to have positive outlook on life. Mr. Berenstain will surely be missed but the legacy he has left behind will last for ages. Thank you very much to all of the Berenstain family for what you have done to improve our world and to help educate our children.
Loved them all. Especially The Big Honey Hunt!
The Berenstain Bear books have brought much enjoyment to my children over the years. I began reading the books to my oldest son, who is now a senior in high school. I'm still reading the books to my second-grader and preschooler. Thanks for the good books. God bless.
To the Berenstain Family
I am very sorry for your lose. You will be in my prays. I still have some of the books and when my kids was gowing up I read the books to them.They love all of the books and the videos and special the ones that came on T.V.
From the Mayhew Family
Oh my goodness! My story is much like that of the previous guest: "Jennifer Lundy (Ingleside, TX )". I didn't know of his passing until today that I came to the website to look for and buy books for my now 2 month old girl (1st child). I grew up reading these books and love them very much. They teach about morals and manners in a subtle way and are so much fun to read and the art is great. This indeed is a great loss to us all. I certainly will be passing on the books I have and buy to my child and hope that future generations come to discover and enjoy these great books too.
Thank you so much Stan for all of the wonderful books that you have written. I am now 23 years old and still love curling up with a good story about Brother and Sister Bear. I pray that you will rest in peace and enjoy the good life now.
To the Berenstain Family...I'm deeply saddened by the loss of your husband and father. He is an inspiration to many people and has brought countless hours of joy to my young son. Your stories are a favorite of his. Please take care and thankyou for your dedication.
my whole family loved your books
sincerely cathy gray
Growing up, your books were my favorite. I could sit for hours on end reading them and have saved them to pass along to my children. Thank you for many, many fond and happy childhood memories, you will be missed!
Thank you for all you have done for children and families everywhere. My wife and I used your books to teach our children important lessons. We extend our deepest symphathy to the Berenstain family.
I am sorry to see him pass. May he rest in peace. You both have brought joy to so many lives. Christine
I grew up reading the Berenstain Bears and just loved them. I did not know that Stan had passed till I came on the website to find where I could buy the books for my little girl. I am sorry to hear about his loss. He made reading interesting to me and a lot of my friends. I hope that his books are still sold for many years to come.
Thanks so much for your wonderful books! They helped my husband and me to raise 2 wonderful children.
The first Berenstain Bear book was published the year I was born. Your books have always been a part of my life. I've enjoyed them as a child, a parent, and a teacher. I use your books constantly to help teach my students to make good choices in their lives. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
How fortunate are we all that you had the vision and imigination to have your stories printed. Thank-you so much for some truly wonderful childhood memories.
Now I read them to my own children.
Thank you for the great books and the wonderful show. My kids really love them. You will be missed.
I have enjoyed the Berenstain Bears for many years and brought my daughter up with all of their books. Mr. Berenstain is a staple in the lives of American's, his writings were inspirational and made it easy to explain all types of situations to our growing daughter. We went to bed everynight with a Berenstain Bear book and looked forward to a new book being released. Our best wishes go to his wife and family and we will miss him. God Bless...
I am so sorry to hear about Mr.Berenstain. I love his stories! I have read them since I was 5 years old and I still do. I have all of the books he has ever written. There will be a big gap in my heart now. I will really miss him and I more storys will be created. Sorry for your Loss Mrs. Berenstain.
Thank you so much Mr. Berenstain for your delightful stories. I hope you knew how much they touched the lives of children. In my youth, the world of the Berenstain Bears inspired my imagination, as well as taught me to read. I, in turn, cannot wait to read them to my children some day.
your show and books was the greatest thing i have growing up they teah the best lessons specialy berenstien bears and too much junk food. i still read your books and watch your show u are the greatest my fav.character is sister bear!!!!!!!!!!!
The children at our library love the Berenstain Bear books and are always looking for new ones. Thank you, Stan, for all that you and your family have contributed to teaching children the love of words and reading. You will be sorely missed.
Our family loves your books. 2nd generation are now enjoying them.
On behalf of the students at Orchard Place School, we would like to extend our sympathy to the family of Stan Berenstain. He is one of our favorite authors and we always go the Primary Fiction Ber section of the library to borrow his books.
I used the Bear books when I was teaching the the seventies and eighties and now that I have a little one, I am still looking for bear books to help teach the morals I believe in. Thank you for teaching children through the decades.
Stan Berenstain what a wonderful writer I grew up reading all his Berenstain Stories. Now I look forward to reading them with my new Grandbaby and I am sure they will pass them onto there children, Stan Berenstain will live on forvever and never be forgotten.
Dear Berenstain Family,
I am sorry for the loss of Mr. Stan Berenstain. The Berenstain Bears were a big part of my childhood. His legend lives on through the wonderful stories I still read to this day.
Sarah, age 26 but still a kid at heart.
Dear Berenstain family,
Losing Mr. Berenstain is like losing a family member. Throughout my life the characters he created were part of my children's lives, my students' lives and now the customers I serve in the library world. Needless to say, I treasure his work, his ethics and his memory. Warmest regards,
Your books taught me to read, thank you!
you are a great book writer i wish i could meet you one day bye
I have wathed the show for 10 years and now i am 12 years old I realy like the show at my school we sometimes read the books my favorit one is The Truth.
Our family has collected most of the books. It is so easy for young children to relate to and learn from the Bear family. The series teaches many of life's most important lessons. Thank you.
I was so sad to hear of Stan Berenstain's death. I have loved the Berenstain Bears series since I was a little girl when my mother would read them to me. I could relate to so many of the stories happening in Bear Country. Being a teacher I see how important it is for children to learn about good character and the lessons of life. I love using the Berenstain Bears to help me teach. Thank you Stan Berenstain for allowing me to know Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister and Honey Bear. I will continue to read your wonderful stories and introduce them to my students for years to come.
Our sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Stan Berenstain. We appreciate so much the blessing of his works to be enjoyed for many more years to come by kids far and wide. God's perfect peace fill your home at this time. Prayerfully,
May the Lord be with your family as they adjust to life without you. I enjoyed your books as a child and now my 2 1/2 year old's favorite books are what she calls, "Papa Bear Books". Thanks for the great stories!
I am a puertorrican 20 years old girl, and I rememeber when here in Puerto Rico I love to read your stories and watch the cartoons of the Berenstain Bears. Thanks for all that magic!
Dear Mr. Berenstain & Family,
I want to thank you for so many, many wonderful books and the lovely times they have brought to me. I enjoyed your books when I was a young girl and now I am sharing the magic of them with the students I teach!
I am eight years old. Bears on Wheels is a really old book and I like reading it a lot! I have enjoyed reading every other book you have made! Thank you!
Thank you Mr. Berenstain for making reading fun for millions of children, including mine. The Berenstain Bears books will always be a treasure in our house. Our condolences to the family.
Thank you for all the wounderful books that you have given the world over you life, I still enjoy reading your books
May God bless and keep this family for all that they have meant in the the lives of many children and adults. Peace be with you.
Thank you for all the wonderful hours I have spent in my life reading about your lovely little bears. Now, as a mother, I am able to share with them the wonders of The Berenstain Bears.
Thank you for all those wonderful books full of life long lessons. You were an amazing writer with a kind heart!
you are still an amazing writer, just in a better place. your probably reading and writing for the little children that sit next to you in heaven. Thanks for all the books and fond memories!!
The Berenstain Bears were my favorite chilhood books. Thanks to Stan for all the great memories, you'll be remembered.
My husband and I read these books as children. And, we have past on this trade to our six children. May, God be with your family and best wishes. Thank You for sharing your talent with the world. You will be deeply miss. But, your stories will forever live in our hearts and homes. For all the good you've done. The Harrison Family
Thanks for the great lessons tought in your books!
My favorite book was Berenstain Bears Go To School. My brother and I love reading your books.
Thanks for SO many good memories!!!
Thanks for the great books. I love them and still enjoy reading them.
Thank you for entertaining my kids.
What joy Stan brought to readers everywhere with his Berenstain Bear books. He will be dearly missed but his legacy lives on through his wonderful books. I hope this will bring his family much comfort.
My Condolences to the Berenstain Family
My fourth grade students love Berenstain's books. The humor of his stories has provided many happy hours for my students. They love the way the bears reacted to the many situations they were put in. The stories always gave the children something to think about.
All in my family have enjoyed reading the Berenstain Bears books. Mr. Stan Berenstain was a great author. His family must be proud of him. He will continue to live through his legacy of the books he wrote. My daughter Ana (25) has a good collection of the books which she plans to read to her children when the time comes.
Thanks for a great job!
The Ortiz family.
I just wanted to thank stan for the great books he made. I am 22 yrs. old and I have loved the Berenstain bear series for what seems like my whole life. When I was a little girl and the scholastic book club would come to my school to sell books i always wanted to get the newest Berenstain book but my mom was a single parent so she always had to say no. But that never stopped me, because I would just check them out from the school library on our classes library days. So I really just want to say thank you, because of your work I am a fantastic reader and as an adult i catch myself watching the show and continuing to read the books. Respectfully Crystal Cruz A reader for life.
We were sorry to hear the news about Stan Berenstain. We love the Berenstain Bear books! We featured Stan & Jan as part of our author series. We will continue to enjoy the books.
Miss Balow's First Grade Class
You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of Stan Berenstain. What a wonderful author -- my children (ranging from 19 to 7) have and still continue to love reading his books. They will be treasured always and his memory will live on through them.
I grew up reading the Berenstain Bears books and when I heard of the recent passing of Stan Berenstain it inspired me to buy them for my 1 year old nephew. May many future generations enjoy these marvelous books! Stan Berenstain will be missed.
My condolences to the family. What the bears gave us is tied for first place in my opinion with T. Geisel's work. What a magnificent legacy to leave.
Bob & Janet Needham
Thank you for the hours of laughs and lessons you gave us and will continue to give us.
We thank you for writing the berenstain Bear books. We enjoyed the Berenstain Bear charachters. We're glad that you wrote these funny books.
Sorry to hear about your great loss. He will be missed. His legacy will live on forever.
My thoughts are with the entire Berenstain family. The books your family created together have always been a huge inspiration to me. I have the fondest memories of reading these books with my mother and brother when I was younger. Now, as an aspiring writer, I find the love and values instilled in your books most inspiring. I can only hope in my lifetime, I am able to touch someone's life the same way you've touched so many of our lives.
I like the Berenstain Bears books a lot! They are my favorite books. I like to read them but I especially like it when someone reads them to me. I take good care of my Berenstain Bears books. God Bless you and the whole Berenstain family.
My family sends genuine sympathy for the lose of such a wonderful man, He had wisdom that he was able to share with a young audience. I grew up with the Berenstain Bears and my children (ages 12 & 7) are growing up with the Berestain Bears. He will truly be missed, His memory will live.
Thank you for great books my kids love. You have enriched our lives by making bedtime reading such an event in our home!
I was very sad to hear that stan die. Sad but God will keep and spare him in heaven.
My thoughts are with the Berenstain Family during this difficult time. I grew up with the books, they were one of my favorites and still are. I'm an Early Childhood Education student and will always have the books in my classroom. Thanks for the great memories.
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Berenstain. I have been reading "The Berenstain Bear" books since I was a little girl and I am now reading the books to my son. Mr. Berenstain will surely be missed by all.
I remember the first time I read a Berenstain Bear book. I was in third grade and I read the one on too much junk food. I think my Mom made me read that one! Now I'm 27 with a son of my own and I am passing these series onto him. Thank you Stan and your wife for influencing my life tremendously growing up. My family and I will miss you. Thank you for all you've done.
My deepest sympathies to one of the world's greatest authors. The world of literature is truly missing one it's greatest contributors. He will continue to amuse and educate children all over. Mr. Berenstain has and always will leave a lasting impression on children (and grown ups who read his stories while growing up.) Thank you for your contributions Mr. Berenstain.
Thank you for the many hours of enjoyment, not only for my own children who are now grown, but for my special education class as well. Happy memories. Papa Bear will live on in the hearts of all your readers.
I was saddened to hear of Mr. Berenstain's passing. I can't think of any other book series that my children - now all teens - loved as much as Berenstain Bears. I am convinced the influence from these books helped them develop into the good kids they are today. I am saving all my copies for the grandchildren I hope to have some day! God bless the Berenstains for a wonderful book series, and my sincerest sympathy to you at this time of loss.
I realy enjoyed your show and books. Thank-you, I'm only in Third Grade so I plan on reading many more!!!
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Stan Berenstein. My grand-daughter so enjoys the books and cartoons. They send a message to the young ones and teach them about friendship, love, caring and family. My sympathies to the family of this great man. God Bless.
We all enjoy reading your books. A lot of them are funny and they teach valuable lessons. The B. Bears and Too Much Junk Food, The B. Bears and the Freaky Funhouse, and B. Bears and the Wheel Chair Commando are some of our favorites. We love you. Sincerely,
Iloved your shows. it teached me lessons of what i didn't know in the past and about the maths when you don't get it i am crying right now beacause i was your biggest fan. and remember you was my best person ever if you come back to life i will do anything to find and invite for dinner.
Our four children loved hearing Berenstain Bears stories through their childhood years. I wish to extend my sympathies to Stan's wonderful family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Just this morning I was trying to answer my son's questions about Santa and I thought back to Papa Bear's answer to Sister when she asked about the same thing; that Christmas is a special time when almost magical things can happen. It was a truthful answer but didn't take away my son's ability to believe. I've often drawn on the Berenstein Bears wisdom and I admire the light touch and good sense in all of the books. Thank-you to Stan Berenstain. He will be missed but his spirit will continue to give guidance and entertainment with the Berenstain Bears.
Mr. Berenstain was a good writer. He always made the Berenstain Bears feel like they were real. We especially like the B. Bears and the Red-Handed Thief and the B. Bears and too much junk food. Your books are a great series.
Mr. Berenstain was a great writer and will always be remembered. We think the chapter books are exciting and challenging. Mr. Berenstain helped us learn to read and taught us special lessons. We thank both of you.
I cannot begin to express my sadness for the passing of Stan! The Berenstain books have been such a great memory for me, and will be for my children as well. I will never forget that Spooky Old Tree!
We would like to thank you for co-writing the Berenstain Bears books. We really enjoyed reading them. We would often take tests reading them. We have so many copies of your books in our library.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful stories with the world. I grew up listening to my mom read stories about Brother and Sister Bear. Once I was able to read I kept my Berenstain Bear collection in a special spot on my bookshelf. Now I share them with the first graders and kindergartners that I teach. I look forward to reading them to my own children one day. Thank you!
Mr. Berenstain was a good writer and we liked his books and illustrations. We really like the B. Bears and the New Neighbors, the B. Bears and the fight, and the B. Bears get in trouble.
I just wanted to say thank you for writing such interesting well loved books. I read them as a child and now I read them to my children and I know that they will read them to their children. May God Bless you and your Family!!
As a child I was so excited to take out a Berenstain Bears book from the libbrary. Every book is wonderful from the stories to the great pictures. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift. I will always love your books.
I loved your books when I was growing up. Your spirit and legacy will live on through the hearts of many fans. God bless you and your family.
I have wonderful memories from two weeks of traveling across the country with you and Stan when Knickerbocker Toy Company first introduced plush Berenstain Bears in 1977. Please accept my deepest condolences. I would love to hear from you and the family.
Patti Rubenstein Becker
Global Marketing Consultants and Licensing Agents
200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1305
New York, NY 10010
Thanks for writing such timeless books. You will be missed.
My son Jayden introduced me to the Berenstain Bears on PBS and we bought a lot of the books and DVDs for him. We recently took a long trip and the Bears kept us great company during the long flight.
I want to convey my deepest condolences to the family and my appreciation for the creation of the Berenstain Bears. Thank you Mr Berenstain.
Your books have been loved by me ever since I was a little girl. Your books have made many children happy. God bless you and your family.
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE BOOKS YOU HAVE WRITTEN YOU WILL BE MISSED DEARLY. MY MOM AND DAD READ THEM TO ME SINCE I WAS A BABY AND I AM NOW IN THE 2ND GRADE AND STILL READ THEM AT NIGHT. GOOD BYE MR. BERENSTAIN.
I was a big fan and still am. Your books are great. They will always be a part of my childhood memories.
David W. Dalziel
I love your cartoon so much it fills me with such pleasure to watch the berenstein bears life would not be complete without and it is all thanks to you sir stan berenstein and miss jan berenstein there id no doubt you will be deeply nissed my brothers nathan jaiden love your joyful cartoon rest in peace stan berenstein from alexander babalola
Thank you so much for the many wonderful books you have blessed us with, I read them as a child and now read them to my children as well as use them in my classroom, Thanks for your wonderful stories to entertain and teach us.
Thank You for being a part of my childhood and allowing me to pass these great books on to my daughter.
She loves them just as much as I did. You will be missed...
I just want to thank you for the many years of enjoyment that I have recieved in your stories. I just want you to know that they will be as much a part of my childrens lives as they were apart of mine. I have your whole collection almost from the time I was a little girl. Even in my adult years I still enjoy curling up to one of your many books. Thank you again I cant seem to explain enough how much you have helped me. My heart goes out to you and your family and you shall be in my prayers.
Thank you for your years of imagination and love for children and families. I will surely keep you in my prayers.....
I read these books growing up and now read them to my kids all the time. THere is a story and message for every subject. The lives of MANY children have been blessed because of your brilliant work. You will be missed.
I read so many of the Berenstain Bears books as a child. My favorites were "The Sitter", "Moving Day", "Trouble With School", "Week at Grandma's", "Too Much Vacation".
I am 22 now but still was saddened to hear about Stan Berenstain's passing. It is my hope that his books will continue to live on, and that I will be able to read them to my (future) children. My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Berenstain and the rest of their family.
I raised my girls with the Berenstains. Now I'm reading all the books I saved to my grandaughter, who loves them. She loves the cartoons, too. On Thanksgiving day my younger daughter's boyfriend entertained the entire family by reading the Halloween story, but "modernizing" it as he went along. We will always remember how the Berenstains are a part of our lives. We are sad at the loss of Stan. Thanks for a glimpse of a world of normal children and loving adults.
Thanks Mr. Berenstain for all of your wonderful books. We'll miss you. May God bless you and your family.
my 6 year old loves the bears and wont go to bed without watching them what a sad time and my sympathy and thoughts are will all at this sad time
My 29 year old daughter has the complete set. What treasured memories from her childhood- snuggling up and reading a favorite. It's a tradition I think she'll pass on to her children.
I remember reading The Big Honey Hunt as a child. Now, the Berenstain Bears have become a favorite with my own two children, ages 6 and 3. Thank you for being such a special part of our family for two generations.
I can only echo everything already said. I was raised on Berenstain Bear books and now my kids are growing up with the books and the TV show. RIP, Stan. You will be sorely missed by millions.
what a joy you have sent into the world..that is unending. my son, who is 8 has enjoyed your books so much. we read a b.bear book everynight... we have learned and laughed to gether. they are books we will keep forever. how can the world of children and parents ever thank you enough!?. you will be missed.
You will be missed. Take Care
My son Sam cannot go to bed without having me read a Berenstain Bear book. He is almost 6 and I hope he learns to read with the Berenstain Bears.
I remember reading and loving the Berenstain Bears from when I was a kid (in the '60's).
Now I have 2 young children of my own, and they love the books, and the programs on PBS.
Thanks for all the fond memories.
I watch 'The Berenstain Bears' on a channel on Sky 920. I love how they always go on a vacation, but something goes wrong like Papa Que Bear falls into A POND! Now that is funny.
Thanks for the memories and all of the books Papa Bear! Your books were among the first I read as a kid.(I was born in 1983)
Dear Berenstain Family: I can't tell you how many of Stan's books we had at one time. They helped my children grow up. If I had a problem, I knew there would be a Berenstain Bear book out there to help me solve it. For example: My son's first trip to the dentist, when on of my boys was going to have some minor surgery, when I was pregnant with my second child, his book about telling the truth, manners and too much TV. I need one now for me on Berenstains Bears go to college, momma bears empty nest syndrome. Thank you so much for making my like a little easier by being there for me and my boys. You touched more hearts than you'll ever imagine, now you can touch the stars. With sincere condolences, the Weddick Family.
Stan and Jan's books helped us put our young daughter to sleep many nights....thank you for the memories!
All though I am 11 years old, I still watch the Berenstain Bears, and I LOVE it!!!! My sister, and my brother love it too!!!
What can I say? You taught me manners and kindness and everything else to help me through life. Now my children watch you everyday. It's funny to see that over 15 years later the Bear Family is still as popular as ever. My heart felt sorrow is out to Mama Bear. Just wanted to let you know here in Oklahoma we are praying for you. Thanks so much for the good times in my childhood and now with my children.
I have been a fan of the Berenstain Bears since I was 4. I am now 23 and teach second grade. I was luck enough to have my mom hold onto all of my Berenstain Bear books and now my students are enjoying the exact same books I enjoyed when I was there age. Great books become classics. Berenstain Bears books were the only books I loved reading when I was little. Now I love to share them with my students.
I just heard about Stan's passing. It is a terrible thing. Growing up with the "Bears" I feel privilaged to be able to pass them on to my children. We have almost ALL the wonderful stories and we read at least one a night. I am sorry for the families loss. God bless.
My children and my self loved these books, I remember reading them to the kids for hours.
Our hearts go out to the family.
Greatest sympathy for your loss. Stan will live on in his books, which I loved as a kid, and loved sharing with my kids. I hope the family will continue the fine work, as a tribute to what Stan started. Thank you for the many good times the bears have given me, and will soon start giving me with my granddaughter.
What a wonderful man! I loved his books and I can't wait to meet him when I get to heaven.
These books are some of the happiest memories from my childhood. I keep Stan and Jan in my thoughts and hope they both know how many children lives were touched by their books and their imagination.
I think that your stories and books are the best. Thank you for sharing them with me. I am 5 years old and they are my favorite. I also like the videos, too.
MY grandma and i always watch the show.am six years old. My gran loves this show .Destin.
I am a 30 yr old mother of two young daughters, and I enjoyed all of those books as a child! You will be missed!
We started our family (which eventually included 9 children), in 1964, about the same time you began writing the Berenstain Bears. Your stories were a favorite part of their growing up years, and now it's sweet to see the tradition continue with our grandchildren.
Your stories taught so many valuable morals, in a way that made family discussions easy to have once the story was read.
You will never know how many lives you have affected and influenced for good - it's like asking how many apples are in an apple seed - the numbers keep growing and growing like the energy rabbit keeps going and going. What a wonderful legacy!
Judging from the topics of your stories we know you have the tools that bring peace, comfort, and hope, as you work through the loss of your dear husband and father. Our hearts - millions of them - are with you. Stan will certainly be missed - but NEVER forgotten!
Mrs. Berestain and family, my sincerest sympathy in the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. As many have also written, my three daughters, now 21, 23, and 27, grew up on the Berestain Bear books, and they are packed away waiting for grandchildren that will one day enjoy them just as much. I can only imagine the sorrow you must feel losing both your beloved husband and collaborator. But please know the joy and pleasure you both brought into the lives of millions of families with your delightful stories. Sincerely, Lisa Hanrahan
As a Kindegarten Teacher for 16 years, the Berenstain Bears are a big part of my life! Each week I do an Author study to introduce the kids to their favorite Authors. We just watched The Christmas video yesterday. Thank you for all the wonderful work your family has done for the children of the world. Peace be with you at this time.
In a word or two, THANK YOU! Values, Ethics, Humor--all which build character. From age one to 12, or more, Christa lived the life of the Berenstain Bears every night. Now at age 26, she still talks about the Berenstain Bears.
To a family that has given so much to so many, thank you. Please commit to digitizing all that you have done for generations that follow.
We share your loss, but we celebrate the life of one great man and the family that follows.
Again, Thank You!
I have loved the Berenstain Bears books for as long as I can remember. I even brought them with me babysitting to read to a new generation. Even now I refuse to allow my mom to give away my old copies since I know I'll want them later when I have kids.
Thank you Stan Berenstain, for helping to make me love reading as much as I do. And to his family I want to give my condolences.
I'm Sorry that he died. I loved his books! My favorite story was the one where they went looking for honey.
I just learned today of Stan's passing. I am sorry for your loss, but hope that you will be comforted by the fact that his books will live on long after his time. I grew reading and collecting the Berenstain Bear books. I cherish them and know they helped influence me to become a children's librarian. The Berenstain books have helped me appreciate the power of storytelling on children. Thank you so much for the gift you have given the world of children's literature. We will all miss you Stan.
I'm so sorry for your loss. My daughter is 6yrs of age and has enjoyed the berenstain Bears. Thank- you so much. Take care
I was a huge Berenstain Bears fan as a child. I was so sad to see that Mr. Berenstain had passed away. It is a great loss, but I don't doubt that he will be remembered for generations to come through his great books.
I have a column in the Notre Dame/ St. Mary's newspaper and I wrote my article this week about Mr. Berenstain.
I too have grown up reading the books and watching the cartoons. I now have three children of my own, and yes we read and collect the books and cartoons often. I love the strong theme of family and helping one another that runs throughout all of their work. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Berenstain your material is what every generation needs.
My deepest sympathies on your loss. I grew up on the Berenstain Bears, and my children delight in playing "Brother Bear and Sister Bear" together. We even read your memoir this summer. Knowing about your life together outside the Bears made us enjoy them even more. Thank you for your wonderful work. It is a rare couple who can live and work as one for so long, let alone do it with such grace and joy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
He knew exactly what kids wanted in a book. He was a great author and I will read his books to my children one day. They were a wonderful part of my childhood!
I have enjoyed the Berenstain Bear books since I was a little girl, and now I read them again with my children. Thank you for the wonderful treasure you have given my family as well as many families throughout the world.
My condolensces to the family. I'm sorry to hear for your loss. My God bless you and your family with peace and comfort this holiday season.
Our second grade class would like to express our condolences to Mrs. Berenstain and her family. We loved Stan Berenstain's ideas and imagination. We also thought it was great that Stan and Jan worked as a team on the books. You will be missed.
My children grew up on the Berenstain Bear books. I would read to them and they would act out the story. I have passed them on to my great-niece and nephew. These books will always hold a special place in my heart.
My fourth grade reading class would like to share the following thoughts about Stan, a wonderful author and person:
I am sorry that Stan died. He was a good author. I liked his books because they are great to read with my dad and mom. There are funny!
I am sorry that Mr. Berenstain died. I think I could cry right now! He was my favorite author. My favorite book is The Bear's Vacation.
Your #1 Fan- Alexis
I am sorry that Stan died. He was helpful and fun. Stan and Jan made funny books. Stan was an inspiration to me. The books helped me learn right from wrong. I grew up with all of the Berenstain books.
I am sorry that Stan died. I especially like Bears in the Night, Bears on the Moon and The Bears' Vacation. Those books are so funny, easy to read and teach a lesson.
I am sorry that Stan died. I like all of the books Stan and Jan wrote. I am about to read The Berenstain Bears Save Christmas.
We raised our daughter on the Berenstain Bears. I am sure when grandchildren come along they will be brought up on them too.
Thank you Berenstain Family for sharing your family with ours. I read your books to my children every night. And one day I hope they read these same books to their children.
Our condolences to the entire Berenstain Family. I have been reading your books since I was a child and have read all of them to my 5 kids. They are my absolute favorite books...thank you for your commitment to your work and to teaching children what is really important. Mr. Berenstain will be missed by all of us who have traveled down that sunny dirt road deep in bear country!!
Thanks for sharing a wonderful man and stories with us. We had many laughs and smiles because of him!
I think this is a really good show thankyou Mr Berenstain.
Berenstain Bear books were my favorite. I learned to read on them as a preschooler and collected all of them. I want to offer my condolensces to the Berenstain family and let ya'll know how much your work is loved.
I am so sorry for your loss. I grew up reading the Berenstain Bears. They were my favorite books. I am an illustrator now and feel that I was inspired from a young age because of books like The Berenstain Bears sets. Mr.Berenstain was an inspiration to me and I send my condolences to his family and friends.
My heart goes out to the family in deepest sympathy at their loss. Berenstain Bears has brought such joy into a child's world--may they continue to be read and enjoyed through future generations of children. May God bless you and keep you, Donna
Thank you for your books. We read them in our class. We are glad you liked children so much because your books help us learn . We will miss you, Mr. Berenstain.
With sympathy on the loss of your husband and great author. I read the bear books to my daughter when she was small, we both loved them. She will keep them for her children. I work for Brodart Company. The bear books are in the Harper catalogs we receive. I just came across The Berenstain Bears Go on Vacation in the Summer 2006 catalog, sounds like a winner. You have touched many children and adults alike with your childrens books. Praying for you in the days ahead.
What a wonderful man and creator of good moral stories. God now has a son that can continue to bring beautiful joy to his kingdom. God Bless your beautiful family and thanks for the stories.
I am a third grade teacher in Batesville and my classroom library is full of Berenstain Bears books. I am a huge fan and collector as well.
Thank you Berenstain Family for sharing your family with ours. We at Lehi Elementary adore the Berenstain Bear Books and are sorry to hear of your loss. Your books teach values and lessons in a fun and positive way and will live on for many generations. What a great legacy! Thanks again!
The Berenstain Bear books will forever remain my favorite children's book series. I look forward to the day I have children of my own so that I may share these books with a whole new generation. Stan will not soon be forgotten.
THOSE BOOKS WERE THE BEST. I READ THEM ALL WHEN I WAS A KID. PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
I am terribly sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Berenstain. He made such an impression on so many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
I am sorry to hear of Mr. Berenstain's passing. He has left us with many fun filled hours of reading. My first grade classes have enjoyed his books for years. He will be missed
My grandchildren where sad to hear of Stan Berenstain's passing this morning however we know that he has left many happy stories to be remembered by.
My condolences to the family, I have been reading his books and now watching the cartoon for as long as i can remember I am 23 and I dont ever remember not having those stories in my life and it will be sad when they end. Love and sympathy Rachelle
I WOULD LIKE TO FIRST GIVE MY DEEPEST THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO LET YOU AND YOUR FAMILY KNOW THAT I HAVE BEING ENJOYING THE BERENSTAIN BEARS FOR 20 YRS. (I AM KNOW 24.) I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU AND MR BERNSTAIN FOR YEARS OF WONDERFUL STOREIES. BE BLESSED!!!!
My daughter, now 27, wants Berenstain Bears books for Christimas her newborn son. She loved those books so much as a child and now wants to pass the fun and joy she found in them on to her son. Thank you for the wonderful stories that so many years later are lovingly remembered by both of us.
To Mrs. Berenstain and her sons:
I just want to say that as a child I always loved reading the Berenstain Bears Books it was one of my favorites especially, the pictures, and you will be greatly missed. I hope your two sons will continue writing the Berenstain Bears books for many years to come.
To the Berenstain Family,
Deepest sympathy to you all. Your bear family has lived for years in the classroom of my wife at the Walt Disney Elementary School in Levittown where it will live on in Stan's memory. Thank you for all the wonderful stories you have provided for the child in all of us over the years.
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Stan Berenstain. My children grew up with him and enjoyed his books greatly. The messages given in each book will touch the lives of all children for many years to come. Our prayers are with his family at this time.
My son is 9 months old and he loves the Berenstein Bears. I will always and forever keep this in his life. Thank you for bringing such wonderful things to this world.
Being a first grade teacher and mother, I have read many of Stan Berenstain's beloved stories. They have taught and reinforced positive characteristics throughout generations. The world of literacy has suffered a great loss. My thoughs and prayers go out to his family.
Berenstein Bears Go on a Picnic was one of my favorite books growing up. I now have four kids of my own and still enjoy reading the books about the bears.
We were so sad to hear of Stan Berenstain's passing. Our family felt as though we knew him. First, of course, through his and Jan's wonderful books, but also through our late parents,Wende and Harry Devlin, who were also authors and illustrators of many children's books. They met Stan and Jan on one or two occasions and were admirers of them and their work. The creative life is one of great reward and often one of great sacrifice, and the fact that both my parents and the Berenstains were partners in love as well as in art makes both of their stories very special. What extraordinary legacies both have left to the world. Our deepest condolences to Mrs. Berenstain and her sons.
Wende Devlin Gates
My sincere condolences on the loss of such a great wisdom for parents and children. I was blessed to attend a book signing 2 years ago and Stan signed books for my future grandchildren--I know they will cherish them. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
i will miss stan berenstein and used to have the books , i watch the berenstein bears show on pbs
i will miss stan berenstein who wrote the books and the tv show
Mrs. Berenstain, sons and family,
We just wanted to share with you that you are all in our prayers and deep thoughts with the passing of Mr. Berenstain.
May you find some comfort in these notes of sympathy and encouragement from all your many readers and lives you and your husband and sons have touched for generations.
We are a home schooling family and use your books for home schooling in unit studies.We so appreciate many of your books and the sweetness they hold.
We will keep praying for you all and for His hand to guide you in all your ways.
With the love of children amongst us,
Charlene Kay Wirth and family
iused to have the bernstein book , i will stan berenstein because he wrote the show
i some time i watch the berenstain bears on tv .
You will be missed! Thank You, for all the memories you have given to me and to my children both through book's and television.
oh what a wonderful author who will be dearly missed!!!!!
I loved reading Mr.Berenstain's books when I was a little girl.
I read Mr. Berenstains books to my sons when they were little. We enjoyed them so much. My sincere condolences to the Berenstain family.
You brought so much joy to children and adults.
I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the berenstein family i enjoyed his books in my childhood and will continue to pass them on.
My family and I grieve with your family at the loss of "Papa Bear". Our prayers are with you.
My condolences to a very talented literary family.
My children, ages 27 and 24, mourn the passing of a great artist and a part of their childhood. My first grade students also mourn Mr. Berenstain's death. The Berenstain Bear books have been a part of my first grade classroom for 30 years and have been enjoyed and cherished by hundreds of my students. This year's class wrote sympathy cards to the Berenstain family. They are beautiful and show the respect the children have for a great man. We all pray that peace will come to you and replace the pain you are feeling.
We will truly miss Papa Bear. Our well-worn copies of your books have been passed down in our family. My nephews loved them and now my girls, their cousins love them. They are tattered but beloved. We often remark on things that happen in our lives that mirror something in the bear books. Thank you for your gift to us all.
With deep affection and love and our deepest sympathy to the Berenstain family.
The Mendoza Family
The Berenstain Bears have been favorites if mine since I was a kid...and now, my youngest , who is six, is reading the same books I read to his 21 year old sister. The Berenstain Bears are timeless, loved, and yet deal with real issues creatively...my family will
sends your family, deepest condolences...Mr. Berenstain will be missed by many.
Enjoyed all the titles and loved reading them to my sons when they were young.
I grew up the Berenstain Bears' books. When we would have book fairs at school, those are the books I always bought. Its a shame that they don't make books or cartoons like they used to. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
My son and daughter are such Berenstain Bear fans. These books were my childhood, and now my childrens'.
Stan Berenstain will live on for many more years in the hearts of our children.
The Youth Services Staff of the Westland Area Library in Columbus Ohio would like to offer their deepest condolences on the loss of our beloved "papa Bear" Thank you Stan for bringing our patrons and ourselves yeas of wonderful stories. You will be greatly missed.
To 'Mama Bear'and 'cubs' we look forward to the next adventure in Bear Country.
Mary, Beth, Kim, Suzie, Jane and Maria
God Bless you, Stan. Thank you for all that you wrote for us. May your family find comfort.
Thank You for all of the wonderful stories.
To the Berenstain Family,
I have thoroughly enjoyed all of your books for years and years. As an elementary school librarian, I have read your books faithfully for many years to my students. I read them all the time to my daughter, who is now 25 years old,while she was growing up to be an avid reader. My how all of us will miss "Papa Bear". Love and God's peace to you. Helen Watson
Our children and family have enjoyed all of Mr. Berenstain's books. Thank you for taking the time to bring joy and happiness to my family and others. You will be missed, but certainly not forgotten.
My children and I love his books. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Berenstain.
The Fellers Family
Thank you so very much for your wonderful books. The Berenstain Bears are one of my most cherished childhood memories, and I'm sure so many feel the same. Rest in peace knowing you made a difference in the education of children. You enriched so many lives. Thank you.
Thank you Papa Bear! We love you and may your legacy live on. Much love & light.
We liked your books. Your books are the most fun to read. Our class likes to read your books. Your books rock!! We wish you could write more! We liked the "Forget Their Manners" story. Your books help teach kids. Your books were great! Our class liked the pictures.
From, Mrs. Nelson's First Graders
It says something that I can be a twenty-four year-old woman, and get teary when I heard of this amazing man's passing. The Berenstain Bears were a *huge* part of my childhood, and are remembered fondly to this day.
I truely enjoyed all the berenstain bear book.
The Berenstain Bears start our every Sunday morning as my 6 yr old and 4 yr old watch the animated show first thing after they wake up. The books have filled many an afternoon and evening too. Thank you for using your wonderful gifts to be such a blessing on all the world's children. What a wonderful life you led. God Bless.
So sorry to lose Papa Bear. My great grandson is just learning to read the books. His favorite is Spooky old tree. Thanks for years past and years to come of wonderful reading.
I was so upset when i heard. It was actually right before I gave a report on Stan and Jan for my Writing Children's Story class. I ran back to my room, and found out. I called my dad because these books brought us closer together. I remember being little and going to the drug store to buy a new one. It's one of my oldest memories, and my prayers are with the family.
Thank you for all the wonderful books.
what timeless lessons I have learned, and been able to teach to two more generations of my family. the Bears have brought such joy to me and my children over the years...
thanks for your insight and kindness, you will be missed...annie
My students and I always enjoy a Berenstain Bear book. Thank you, Mr. Berenstain!
As a child, I watched The Berenstain Bears and learned to read their books. Now, my children watch the show on PBS, and we appreciate the positiveness of the characters. May your Higher Spirit Bless your family.
To The Berenstain Family:
We send you our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of "Papa" .
I have been reintroduced to the Berenstain Bears by the two little ones my husband and I adopted. We watch with great pleasure together and each of the stories carries a message for them. You will be sadly missed.
Thanks you for the "BEARS"
Pat, Meg, Kae and Liam
What a wonderful legacy.To touch so many people in your lifetime is a great feat, May God Bless you, and your family.
The Berenstain Bears were our favorite books as children! We'll always remember Stan and Jan.
Thank you for your contribution to promoting literacy in children.
My children loved the Berenstain Books and now they are reading them to my grandchildren ,their nephews. Being a teacher, I have quite a collection. Thanks for all the enjoyment. Kathleen
I am so sad to hear of your loss. I love those books, you have been such a wonderful author, I will cherish the memories I have had and pass them on to my children and grandchildren.
Dear Mrs. Berenstain, We love all of your books. We will be praying for you and your family.We enjoy all of the illustrations in your books. Some of our favorite books are B.bears and too much vacation, B.bears too much junk food, and B.bears no girls allowed.
One of my favorite memories as a child is curling up in bed with my mom and sister & reading Berenstain Bears books! They were the best!! Many thanks. Our prayers are with the family.
I have read and enjoyed the Berenstain Bears books for many years. I grew up with them. It saddens me to hear of Mr. Stan Berenstain's passing. He will certianly be missed.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I want you to know that I will keep you in my prayers. I enjoyed reading your books as a child now I take great pleasure in reading them to my own children as an adult. Take care and God bless.
Through his books we will always be able to recapture our childhood. Thank you.
Just a few weeks ago my friends and I sat around and talked about our favorite childhood books, and we all agreed that the Berenstain Bears were the best. Many thanks, Stan, for those great memories. May you rest in peace.
Thank you for all the wonderful books and for approaching subjects that are sometimes difficult. I pray that the Lord will bless you for all you have done for children in your life.
My mom read to me I read to my children and I use your books at my day are center. Thank You for such wonderful memories.
My daughter learned to read "Spooky Old Tree" as her very first book. She is now 17, and if I sneak up next to her and whisper in her ear, "Do they dare?" She always hugs me and says, "Yes!They dare!" She still has the book in the maze that is now her teenage room. I once asked her if she were going to donate it to the school with the rest of the books that she outgrew and she looked at it, memories lighting her eyes and replied, "Nope that one stays for my own kids someday..." Thanks Stan, and Bless you on you new journey.
I am sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed ready the books with my son when he was younger. God Bless the Family.
Mrs. Berenstain, we are sorry that Mr. Berenstain died. We hope you are ok. We love all your books even the chapter books. Some of our favorite books are B. Bears go camping, B. Bears and the bad dream, and the B. Bears and too much TV.
I would like to thanks you for all the yeas of reading. now that i am an mother i read these books to him. You will always being my heart and my familys. Thank You
Nora and Joel Nunez
Our sympathies are with your family. Many thanks for the wonderful stories you have written. My children love reading bedtime stories with The Berenstain Bears.
Your works have brought many a wonderful memory to my students, my own children as well as myself personally. Thank you for all you have done to benefit our children. We will miss you greatly!!
As children, we don't realize how many people we have to thank for helping us grow up. My two children -- both happy and successful in school and possessing a lifelong love of learning and reading -- owe a thanks to Stan and Jan. And so does their mother.
Your books are really really great.
You will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Watters' Third Grade Class
The Berenstain Bears are one of my favorite childhood memories. My mom would read to me and my brother for hours the adventures of the Berenstain Bears. They have inspired me to write children's books and I am thankful for the time that I got to spend with the Berenstain Bear family. I look forward to reading them to my family. Thank you for all the years of inspiration and altogher fun. You will be greatly missed!
I liked your books so much that when I was in foster care we always asked for your bedtime stories. My favorite book was "NO GIRLS ALLOWED"
YOUR FAN .
I can remember doing a book report on one of them books it is sad when you loose somone you know but don't know. when i have kids they will know about the books i read your legancy will live on through our hearts and prayers. your books were nice with bright colors and easy words yeah i can remember back in them days
Thank you for the wonderful books you created! When I was in elementry school that was all I ever wanted to read, now I read them to my children. We love your books and lots of symphathy goes out to your family.
On behalf of my first grade class and myself, please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear husband and father and one of our all-time favorite authors. We shall miss him too. Stan Berenstain has been one of our featured authors in First Grade for many years.
Maygodbless youand your family . When Ifirst read the Berenstain bearbook Iloved it stil do this day. love always your big fan carlataylor&family
Berenstain Family - My thoughts and prayers go out to you. May you have peace and joy knowing that you have touched lives all over the world through the gift of writing. One of the only times in my life I won first prize at something was about 25 years ago when I won first place in Children's Storybook Reading in my high school Speech Class. The book I read was the Berenstain Bears Christmas. The audience loved it when I came to the page that displayed just one word - SPLAT!! The look on my face as I read it made the audience laugh. I didn't even own the book - it was my niece's, and I used to read many of your books to her when I babysat her. I never had children of my own, but now my niece is almost 30 years old and ready to have her first child. I shall have to stock up on your books so I can have the pleasure of reading them to the next generation!
I loved your shows and books thank you.
Thanks for making reading so much fun for so many children through the years. Our deepest sympathy to your family.
I'm 36 years old and grew up with the Berenstain Bears. A few years ago my parents boxed up all my childhood books thousands of miles away and sent them to me. Opening them was like a time capsule - I remember every single one. The Big Honey Hunt was a favorite.
We had our first child a year and a half ago and recently started sharing this collection with him. He asks for "Uhnee" (Honey Hunt) by name. Several times a day, in fact!
I cannot tell you what it means to me to be able to share these very same memories with him. He is evolving into a verbally expressive child with a ravenous appetite for all books.
Thank you, thank you, thank you Mr. Berenstain. You will live eternally in our bookshelves, hearts and vivid childhood memories.
We are so sorry for your loss. We thank you for your wonderful books. We will forever treasure your work. We will always keep you alive in our hearts and we'll never forget you.
The Children of Gallegos Elementary
and Connie Mata
I was so saddened to hear the news about Stan Berenstain. I remember reading the Berenstain Bears series to my nephew from the time he was a toddler. The stories are fun and the morals are invaluable! My thoughts and prayers go to his family at this difficult time. We are all glad that he left such a wonderful legacy for children everywhere! Take care.
We are so sorry for your loss. My family and I read your books every night before bed. In fact, Santa is bringing a few more for Christmas!
Thanks for such wonderful, timeless books.
You and your family have my deepest
sympathy. I always enjoyed reading your books to my children.
As a mother I am honored to share Mr. Berestain's work with my child. He has touch many and his work will continue touching our future generations. May God Bless his family.
The talent you shared with children everywhere was so wonderful. We use the Bears in our classroom frequently because the children identify so readily with them. What a treasure you have given us! We mourn your loss as we celebrate your legacy.
This is a sad moment because the books were always fun to read. Stan was a great author and a great man. He will be missed.
I'm sorry for your loss. I loved reading your books to my sons, we always could find one that we all enjoyed and learned life's lessons.
Thank you for the most wonderful stories. They have many teachable moments. You have touched so many children's lives.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. This is a great loss, but his life will always be remembered through the many well-loved books. Thanks so much for the joy (and learning) that has been given to so many through words and illustrations.
We celebrate the life of Stan Berenstain - thank you for all the wonderful talent you shared through books to children.
My second grade class and I are so sorry for the loss of Stan Berenstain. We are doing an author study and have made a bulletin board in honor and memory of Stan. God Bless Him always.
Thanks for making my job so easy, as a parent and as a librarian. Children have always enjoyed your books and heartfelt wisdom and will continue to do so for generations to come.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Berenstain family.
My deepest sympathy to the Berenstain family. Both my children enjoy the Berenstain Bear books. Please know that your loved one has impacted a nation of young children with his work and will not be forgotten.
The Berenstain Bear books were -- are -- as much fun for a parent to read as they were for a child to be read to. My thanks for many memories of reading them to my daughter and for helping her to become a lifetime reader.
I also want to thank you and Stan -- you were in my home too often for him to be Mr. Berenstain -- for the gentle humor and for the lessons in life my daughter got and the sound lessons in parenting that I got from the books.
In a world of heartbreak, fear, and violence, the Berestain Bears are unique. They give kids a world of peace and happiness, something for which they can also strive.
As a child, I loved to read. The Berestain Bears were amongst my favorites. This is a great loss to the world. Please know that you are not alone in your sorrow.
My deepest sympathies.
Stan Berenstain was beyond a genius when it came to writing books for children that not only could entertain, but also educate and guide them through some of the major obstacles and experiences that children are faced with and go through every day. He had a gift. He (along with his very talented wife Jan) could take a situation or a dilemma that was complex, hard to understand and uncomfortable for children, throw in a bit of the Berenstain magic, and make that same situation (with the help of their beloved bears) so much more simple, relatable and secure for children to deal with and talk about. He, along with his inimitable ability to captivate, entertain and educate young children everywhere will be terribly, terribly missed. My love, my thoughts and my prayers are with Jan, the rest of Stan’s family and friends, and his audiences (both past, present and future) across the globe. He certainly touched my life in a profound way.
Thank you & God bless you for all the memories your wonderful stories have broght me. My thought and prayers are with all of you in this time of need.
We are sorry that Mr. Berenstain died. He was a good book writer. He is a very nice man. We like his books.
I raised my own children, ages 20 and 22 on B. Bears books. Now I enjoy sharing them every year with my first grade students. Mr. B and his work will be missed!
My family loves your books, and we would like to express our sympathy for your loss. We'd like to thank Mr. Berenstain for enriching our children's lives, and our own.
We are sorry that Mr. Berenstain died. We love all his books. We love you. He was a good man.
Dear Berenstain Family,
God Bless you all, and Thank you for making my children better people. Also Thank you for helping my husband learn things too!!
Mama, Papa, Sister and Brother had such an impact on me during my childhood. Now, along with Honey, they are teaching my daughter a love for reading along with the moral lessons they convey so well. Thank you, Mr. Berenstain for sharing you gift for writing. Your legacy will live forever through those Bears!
The bear books were a wonderful opportunity for me to discuss many issues with my kids. They are grown now and the books are tucked safely away to be shared with their children someday.
Jan and Stan's light will shine on for many generations to come.
Thanks for the books and the memories
All 3 of my children have grown up on the Berenstain Bears books - we have the entire collection, started when our oldest was 2 and she is now 20. We live in Moscow, Russia now and I work as librarian in an international school - the Berenstain Bear books are some of the most popular and most read books in our library!
The Berenstain Bears have been apart of my life for as long as I can remember, from the books to the outstanding TV show. Thanks for all the fun memories.
Mr. Berenstain was so good a writer and child psychologist that he made it all look easy. He brought American children their earliest "moral" choices and helped them sublimate their desires. What an important cultural figure he has been.
Prof of Interdisciplinary Humanities
San Francisco State University
Thanks for the wonderful memories of reading the Berenstain Bear books to my children. Both Rowen and David loved them, now Rowen reads them to her pre-school class.
Loved every minute reading to Kimee. We have a huge collection and I have them stored in a special case for her children someday... Kimee is now 17.
Your life has brought much happiness and love of reading to all my children and myself. Now adults they all remember your books and are as saddened as I at your passing. Thank you
WHEN I WAS A CHILD, I JUST LOVED THE BERENSTAIN BEARS BOOKS. THANK GOD FOR HIM AND BLESS HIM.
Mr. Berenstain and family,
If it were not for your wonderful stories, I don't think I would be the avid reader I am today. Your books and your life inspire me to read to my future children someday. Thank you for letting me visit Bear Country. My hope is that your family will continue with the legacy of your fine work.
The Berenstain Bears are a regular part of mine and my three year old daughters day, we watch PBS and sing along with the theme song. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, what a wonderful contribution to the world he made.
My condolences on your loss of your husband and father. What wonderful books the both of you wrote. My daughter's favorite was He Bear She Bear. She grew up and joined the Army as an Apache Helicopter Mechanic. Other favorites were Bears in the Night and Inside Outside Upside Down.
God Bless you and your family.
Thank you for the wonderfull books, that taught me so much when I was a child, and the lessons that will live on, through the passing down of the stories to my children and their children and so on. you will be missed by MILLIONS Stan.
Such a tremendous loss to us all who love the Bears and their wonderful tales. My 18 year old daughter and I have collected them all and still love to read them. We will continue to do so. My deepest sympathy for your family loss.
you are fabulous the world will miss you the scary berenstein bears book is my favorite!
As a young boy in the early 70's my mom and dad read the Brenstain Bears to me. Now, as a father I read them to my girls, who ADORE the Honey Hunt. These books do entertain and teach, and there is just no other book like them. I will always remind my girls of them so that they can teach their kids, too. My sincere condolenses to the family of Stan Berenstain. May he be enscribed in the Book of Life.
Our Condolences to the Berenstain family
aww i used to watch this show and read the books as a kid :( i'm gonna miss those!
that's so sad :(
all my best wishes to the family!!!
Thank you so much for bringing such joy of reading to millions of kids. I remember reading your books when I was younger. Now, I have a chance to share those same books with my little cousins. You will be greatly missed. Thank you for all the memories.
I learned to read with the Berenstain Bears books. Thirty years later, I'm a professional writer and editor, and my career is due to the love of reading I developed as a child.
And to think I'm just one of millions of other adults who learned to read with the Bears.
Thank you, Stan. Thank you so much.
God bless you, Stan. Your books are a source of wholesome life experiences and a delight to little ones...and their parents. They will always be cherished in my family. My condolances to your family.
I was sadden to learn of the passing of Stan Berenstain. I am 26 years old and I remember as a child my mom and dad reading to me all the various Berenstain Bear books. In fact, if I remember correctly, I believe that the very first book I learned to read was a Berenstain Bears book. Thank you, Mr. Berenstain, for helping give me the love of and the gift of reading, as well as giving the world such wonderful books. You will be missed.
How sad we were to hear of Mr.Berenstain's passing. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world. The books meant so much to me and my girls. They're 20 and 17 now and still want to read the Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room and "No Boys Allowed" to their own girls someday. Thanks for the memories and God Bless.
I want to send my deepest condolences to The Berenstain Family. I remember reading Stan's books when I was a child and to then find out that he was an alum of The University of the Arts, which is where I currently work was exciting for me because I got to learn more about him and what he did. I now read his books to my daughter. She also loves to watch The Berenstain Bears on tv.
Stan will never be forgotten.
Anyone who can dedicate his or her life to encouraging reading, while conveying the good times, morales, and difficulties of family living has to be a wonderful person. Certainly, he or she has lived a life that is very worthy of respect and gratitude. I have always admired both Jan and Stan Berenstain. My condolences go out to the entire Berenstain family.
Goodbye Stan! So sorry to see you go. Thanks so much for the wonderful books I read when I was a child and now read to my own daughter. You will be missed, but forever immortalized through the Berenstain Bears!! I will always remember where not to have a picnic! Condolences to Jan and the rest of the family.
I have absolutely loved the Berenstain bear books ever since I was in Elementary School. This could possibly be because there were handpainted portraits of the bears hanging in the elementary school library. I remember walking into the library as a child and always pointing out the paintings and saying brother bear! now as an adult I realize just how sacred those portraits are, and how lucky i was as a child to live in teh same community as your family! being born and raised in Solebury, I have grown to love the series of books that have been published. Now as a teacher, I read them to the children in my classes. I am always proud to say that the Berenstain's are from my Hometown. I hope that the school saved those pictures of brother, sister, mama and papa bear that hung on the walls of the library. What a cherished gift! I know I will always remember the love that poured out in every book, and will continue to pour out in every book I am sure. My deepest and heartfelt sympathy goes out to Jan and the entire Berenstain family.
I just adore the Berenstain Bears!! My children (now ages 21 and 25) had so many of your books!! I now teach preschoolers with disabilities and have used your books for the 25 years plus that I have been teaching, I just love the themes in the books. I have an extensive collection and will continue to expand it. I love everything about the Berenstain Bears!!!
I really enjoyed your books as a child, I hope Jan Berenstein continues the legacy. Rest In Peace
The first book our daughter learned to read was "The Berenstain Bears and the Sitter." That was over 20 years and many other Berenstain Bears books ago. Now we have a two year old foster granddaugher who gets read to from our daughter's Berentstain Bears books plus a growing library of her own. I'm sure that these will get use again when our daughter starts having children of her own. In the words of the Bob Hope song, "Thanks for the memories." May God be with you.
You'll be missed sir. I love reading your books as a child and I still do! It brings back a lot of memories in my family.
We love your books. Thanks for sharing them with us!
My 12 year old son was practically raised on Berenstain Bears books. Every night we used to read one of the Berenstain books and a Dr. Suess book. They were some of the best written children's books out on the market. He made a wonderful difference in my son's life and will be sadly missed.
Thank you for all the wonderful memories growing up! I remember being so excited about every trip to the library knowing I could get a Berenstain Bears book! Not many people get to be such an amazing influence to so many people in one lifetime. Thank you for sharing your joy as I am now sharing it with my son.
Our 2 year old daughter just adores your books. Her favorites so far are The Bears' Vacation and By The Sea. To her, we are Mama Bear and Papa Bear (that silly bear!). We know that she will enjoy these and the other 197 or so books for many more years to come. Thank you so much for helping our daughter discover the joys of books and reading. To Jan and family, our sincerest condolences for your loss.
I was very sad to learn of Mr. Berenstain's passing today. My wife & I have enjoyed reading Stan & Jan's wonderful books to our daughter Abby, who is 7, ever since she was a baby, and now she is able to read them pretty much by herself. But Dad (me) especially likes to find excuses to keep reading them with our daughter. The healthy yet realistic Bear Family that Stan & Jan created will live on for a long, long time for kids, and the Berenstain family has done a wonderful service for generations of families. We offer our condolences and prayers to Mrs. Berenstain, their children and grandchildren. God bless!
I'm incredibly sad to hear about the passing of Stan Berenstain. His books were literally my childhood. I grew up on them, and enjoyed them so much. I know he'll still live on in spirit, because someday I will have my children enjoy the wonderful books that this man wrote, which I cherish with all my heart.
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Berenstain. As a kid I read almost every Berenstain Bear book I could find. The everyday lessons on morality were so well written for children. It is sad that so few today choose to do what is right. It is my prayer that the family is comforted in knowing God's promise to us to one day, "swallow up death forever, and wipe the tears from all faces." Isaiah 25:8.
Thanks for a wonderful series of stories. I emailed the story of Mr. Berenstain's passing to my mom and brother, they were our favorite books.