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A Bad Case of Stripes

November 21, 2016
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Great illustrations, obtrusive message.

It's a good message, and the illustrations are really captivating, but the story is very didactic. The message is very clearly "be yourself", and it hits you over the head with that.

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Be yourself.

Bears in the Night

November 10, 2016
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Unnecessary explicit preposition instruction.

Well, that was a complete lack of a story. This is from a time when people thought that you had to explicitly teach people these things. You don't!

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None.

The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room

November 12, 2016
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Mama flips out.

Maybe they could have a more natural consequence, like not being able to find what they're looking for, or falling over things that have been left in the middle of the floor. That happens too, and that could be a realistic consequence instead of Mama making threats because she's being taking advantage of as a parent.

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Keep your room clean.

Fish for Supper

November 12, 2016
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Catch fish. Eat fish. Repeat.

It's descriptive. The pictures are all line drawings, very simple, with not a lot of detail. There's also not a lot of detail in the story.

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None.

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