The Berenstain Bears and the Truth

The Berenstain Bears and the Truth

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Language: English

Pages: 32

ISBN: 0394856406

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

When Brother and Sister Bear accidentally break Mama's favorite lamp, their little lie grows bigger and bigger, until Papa Bear helps them find the words that set everything right again.

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Copyright © 1983 by Berenstains, Inc. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by Random House, Inc., New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: Berenstain, Stan. The Berenstain bears and the truth. (First time books) SUMMARY: Brother and Sister Bear learn how important it is to tell the truth after they accidentally break Mama Bear’s

happening. It was the sort of day that sometimes leads to mischief. Inside the tree house Brother and Sister Bear were sitting around not doing anything in particular. Brother was holding his soccer ball—he’d become interested in soccer and had been outside practicing free kicks. Sister was relaxing in an easy chair, thinking about what to do next. Neither Papa nor Mama Bear was around. Papa was in his shop working on some furniture, and Mama was out shopping. “I know

The mockingbird let out a screech and got out of there as fast as its wings could carry it. As it flew away it saw Mama Bear returning from the marketplace! Now, the Bear family had some house rules just as any family has. One was “No honey eating in bed.” Another was “No tracking mud on the clean floors.” And another was “No ball playing in the house”! What to do? Brother looked at Sister. Sister looked at Brother. They both looked at the broken lamp. And they both listened in horror

bird with yellow feet!” “And green wing tips,” added Brother. “And funny-looking red feathers sticking out of its head,” said Sister, as a finishing touch. As most lies do, the purple bird whopper got bigger and bigger and bigger. “Yes,” continued the cubs, “and it flew in that window, zoomed around the room, and knocked over the lamp!” As Mama Bear was looking at the broken lamp with a sad expression on her face, Papa Bear came in from his shop. The cubs began to tell

him the story of the big bird that flew in the window and broke the lamp. It was harder to tell the second time. For one thing, they couldn’t quite remember how they had told it the first time. “You’ve got me confused,” said Papa. “Was it a purple bird with green wing tips and yellow feet? “Or a yellow bird with purple wing tips and green feet? “Or … was it a white bird with black spots … like that soccer ball behind my easy chair?” But the thing that really made it hard

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