The Berenstain Bears and the Papa's Day Surprise

The Berenstain Bears and the Papa's Day Surprise

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Language: English

Pages: 32

ISBN: 037581129X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

“Father’s Day is nothing but a greeting card holiday,” is what Papa says. If that’s the way Papa feels, then his family just won’t celebrate this year. But, as the big day rolls around, and there’s no card, no gift, and no breakfast in bed, Papa’s spirits sink lower and lower. That’s when the cubs spring on him their wonderful Papa’s Day surprise!

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shall hear from those who put this wonderful surprise together. Our first speakers will be Brother and Sister Bear.” Brother and Sister cleared their throats and read a poem. It was on the special paper they had taken from Papa’s shop. To the best Papa Bear in the whole wide world: You are big and strong and true. And no matter what we do, we know we can depend on you. You cheer us on when we are glad. You cheer us up when we are sad. You are always there for us, to help, advise,

Suddenly there was the sound of applause and cheering. It brought Papa back to the here and now of the Papa’s Day Surprise. Cubs and mamas were on their feet. It had been a wonderful party and a wonderful Father’s Day! The guests headed for their homes. “Cubs,” said Papa as he drove down the hill to their tree-house home, “I want to thank you for that lovely poem.” “Mama helped us with it,” said Brother. “Also,” said Papa, “I want to thank you for the Papa’s Day Surprise. It was a

around in my shop. If it’s those pesky raccoons again, I’ll …” But it wasn’t raccoons. It was Brother and Sister Bear. “What are you two up to?” asked Papa. “Er—we’re just getting some stuff for a school project,” said Brother. “Er, that’s right,” said Sister, “a school project.” Brother was holding a piece of the special paper that Papa used for his furniture designs. Sister was holding a roll of the paper Papa put down when he was painting. “Okay,” said Papa. “Just so it’s got

nothing to do with Father’s Day. Is that clear?” “Very clear,” said the cubs But as Father’s Day drew closer, talk about it was very much in the air—and on the air as well: on the radio, on television, at the mall, and just about everywhere else. Just as the drip, drip, drip of water can wear away solid rock, the constant talk about Father’s Day began to wear away Papa’s opinion about Father’s Day. A couple of days before Father’s Day, Mama and Papa were in the living

that about?” asked Papa. “Er—just some quilting business,” said Mama. “By the way,” said Papa, “where are the cubs?” “They’re over at Cousin Fred’s working on a big scout project,” said Mama. “Oh,” said Papa. “I thought they were working on a big school project.” “Er—that’s right,” said Mama. “It’s a big school and scout project.” Papa would never have admitted it, but he was beginning to hope that Mama and the cubs wouldn’t worry about his opinion regarding Father’s Day. He even

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