The Berenstain Bears Hug and Make Up

October 23, 2016
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Unrealistic story, unrealistic expectations.

What. This makes no sense. Nobody acts like this. This is ridiculous. They're trying to get a message across, but they're doing it by depicting an unrealistic scenario.

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Message: 

Be nice to your loved ones.

Whatever

October 22, 2016
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Gets sinister at the end.

Wow. I was not expecting the dark turn at the end.

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Message: 

Be excited about things or nobody will care about you.

When Will the World Be Mine?

October 21, 2016
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When Will This Book Be Over?

An odd way of thinking about things, and also really long and boring, especially for such a brief story.

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Message: 

Everything is yours as much as you need it to be. Or maybe, don't take more of nature than you need? But it doesn't really say that. Maybe there is no message. It's complicated, like the relationship status on Facebook.

Are You My Mother?

October 20, 2016
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Your mother is hiding because you are annoying.

It's just not very interesting. It's brief. There aren't a lot of words, but the words that there are repeat themselves.

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Message: 

None.

The Wild Birthday Cake

October 19, 2016
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Not as interesting as it sounds.

Takes a long time to get to its point. The point is weird. It's not a bad message; it's just a weird message.

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Message: 

Only special people can keep wild animals as pets.

Albert the Bear (AKA Albert Le Blanc)

October 18, 2016
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Toys can be sad too. Or not.

Instead of just complaining to the bear that he looks sad, they actually try to cheer him up. They're clearly all well-meaning about it.

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Message: 

People aren't always sad even if they look sad. Or, don't jump to conclusions based on how someone looks.

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