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Garth Pig and the Ice Cream Lady

October 9, 2016
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Probably better than bacon-flavored ice cream.

It's just kind of a standard fairy tale type of story. The only reason to have the brothers and sisters coming to the rescue was to have the scene with the wolf riding the out of control ten-seater bicycle.

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Don't get into a stranger's van, even if they're selling ice cream.

ABC

October 10, 2016
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Idiosyncratic ABC book featuring mostly animals.

You would think that he could have thought of some kind of animal for V. This is just weird. It's a weird book. It's kind of arty. I don't know why it won a medal.

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Alphabet book.

The Bears' Vacation

October 6, 2016
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Papa Bear is a hypocrite.

There's a "Do as I say, not as I do" thing happening here. It's not bad. It still definitely teaches good rules for the beach.

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Be careful when you're at the beach.

The Bears' Christmas

September 29, 2016
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Papa Bear fails in the snow.

Another inane older Berenstain Bear book where Papa tries to teach Small Bear things and just fails miserably at everything.

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Be careful in the winter.

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