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The Berenstain Bears' BIG Bedtime Book

May 5, 2012

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

A collection of 6 stories to put the cubs to bed!

The Berenstain Bears' BIG Bedtime Book was published in print in 2008, and is a great value in digital, featuring six stories from Mrs. Grizzle, the Berenstain bears' babysitter. The stories she tells the cubs are fun twists on familiar fairy tales, starring the bears themselves. The titles included are: 

1. The Three Little Cubs and the Big Bad Pig

2. Goldibear and the Three People

3. The Gingerbread Bear

4. The Three Billy Goats Gruff Meet the Bogg Brothers

5. The Little Red Hen

6. Little Red Grizzly Hood

Each story is under ten minutes on auto play, making all six great for bedtime reading, even for shared storytime. There are also lightly interactive elements that add both fun and educational reinforcement. Fun details in the stories will amuse and delight as well, like the 'weird' people described in "Goldibear" and the wheat allergy that prevents Little Red Hen's friends from eating her baked goods.

Like the other digital Berenstain Bears books from Oceanhouse Media, this title is interactive in a way that enhances early reading skills. Most images (of the bears, their playthings, furniture, etc.), will name themselves aloud while the word briefly appears over the illustration. For example, touch Sister Bear and "Sister Bear" appears and is spoken aloud by the narrator. For young readers and pre-readers, the text also highlights as the word is spoken.

The Berenstain Bears books have been favorites of more than one generation of parents and children. Now, thanks to Oceanhouse Media, they have a new life in digital. This collection is top notch and has quickly become one of my child's favorite bedtime choices on the iPad. After reading it recently my little boy asked, "Can we get even more Mrs. Grizzle stories, please." Highly Recommended!

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The Berenstain Bears' BIG Bedtime Book

May 5, 2012

By: Carisa Kluver

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Author/Illustrator:
Stan and Jan Berenstain

Developer:
Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Length (time):
45 - 60 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: Yes

Allows Own Narration:
No

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 8

Languages:
English •

Length (pages):
180 Pages

 

Story Synopsis - The Berenstain Bears' BIG Bedtime Book

Six stories are presented in this collection, based on traditional fairy tales with a twist ...

1. The Three Little Cubs and the Big Bad Pig

2. Goldibear and the Three People

3. The Gingerbread Bear

4. The Three Billy Goats Gruff Meet the Bogg Brothers

5. The Little Red Hen

6. Little red Grizzly Hood

From Amazon.com, About the Author: Stan and Jan Berenstain were already successful cartoonists for magazines and adult humor books when they began writing children's books. The first story starring the bear family, The Big Honey Hunt, appeared in 1962. Since then, more than 250 Berenstain Bears books have been published, and more than 260 million copies have been sold. What began as an idea sparked by their young sons' interest in children's books has become over the years arguably the best-selling children's book series ever.

Since their inception, the Berenstain Bears stories have expanded to include picture books, beginning readers, and chapter books—even a hit TV show on PBS. Writing and illustrating the books has become a Berenstain family affair. Mike joined with his parents as a creative team in the late 1980s. The Bear family has expanded over the years as well. Sister Bear arrived in 1974, and baby Honey joined the family in 2000.

Since Stan's death at age eighty-two in 2005, Jan and Mike have continued to write and illustrate wonderful new adventures for Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear. They live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which looks a lot like Bear Country.

 

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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal

Options:

Read to Me, Read Myself, AutoPlay, Sound/News On/Off, Links to: Web, AppStore, Facebook, Twitter

App Release Date:
2012-04-04

 






Size: 57.19 MB

Version: 1.09

Lite Version Available: No

 

 

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