The Berenstain Bears In the Dark

November 5, 2016
Subheader: 

Frighteningly boring.

Review: 

It's not terribly interesting. The cubs check out a book from the library. It's a scary book. Brother reads it to Sister. She gets scared and has trouble sleeping at night. Brother makes a scary noise and nobody sleeps well. The next day, Papa finds an old night light he had as a kid. See, lots of people are afraid of the dark. Even Papa was afraid of the dark when he was a baby. The end.

It's a good message, just not a very interesting story.

The best part: "Sister was looking at a storybook about three kittens who were arguing over which was the prettiest-- and it was a little boring." Just like this book.

Message: 

The dark isn't scary, but it's okay to be afraid of it anyway.

Publication Year
  • 1982
Age Range
Age Range: 
3-7
Number of Pages
Number of Pages: 
32
Number of Words on Typical Page
Number of Words: 
70

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