Stan Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears' Really Big Pet Show

October 27, 2016
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All pets are equal, but some are more equal than others.

If I didn't know better, I would think they were intending to write something about the "entitlement generation." Because, seriously, that's what this turns out to be. "I can't decide who is the best! Everybody gets a prize!"

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You can never have too many pets. All pets are awesome.

The Berenstain Bears and the Slumber Party

October 12, 2016
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Went in one ear and out the other.

Mama Bear doesn't give Sister any actual advice or think about what kinds of situations she could get into, only tells her that she has "responsibility." What that responsibility is, is never mentioned. Is this like Spider-man? Is she supposed to catch criminals?

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You should behave yourself at a slumber party if your mother mentions the word “responsibility” without explaining what she means.

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