The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money

The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Language: English

Pages: 32

ISBN: 0394859170

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


To earn coins for the Astro Bear video game, Brother and Sister Bear find ways to work for money. How they find the middle ground between being spendthrifts and little misers makes for a funny, realistic story.

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eyes!” he continued. He pointed at the cubs, who did, indeed, look like little misers greedily counting their money. “Cubs,” said Papa in his sternest voice, “we’re going to have to have another talk.” But before he could start his speech, the cubs took all the money they had earned selling flowers and berries, doing chores, minding pets, and selling honeytree maps and dumped it on his lap. “Here, Papa!” said Brother. “This is for you!” “That’s right,” said Sister. “We thought if we

made some money for you, you wouldn’t have to worry about it so much. We hope it’s enough.” Papa was so startled, and so em-barrassed at having been so wrong about them, that he was speechless. “That’s very generous!” said Mama. “It’s quite a sum of money and I know Papa appreciates it. But I have what may be a better idea. Papa does worry about money, of course. Most mamas and papas do from time to time. But what Papa is really worried about is you. He wants to be sure you understand that

made some money for you, you wouldn’t have to worry about it so much. We hope it’s enough.” Papa was so startled, and so em-barrassed at having been so wrong about them, that he was speechless. “That’s very generous!” said Mama. “It’s quite a sum of money and I know Papa appreciates it. But I have what may be a better idea. Papa does worry about money, of course. Most mamas and papas do from time to time. But what Papa is really worried about is you. He wants to be sure you understand that

happened that the bank was right next to the video arcade. “Say, that looks interesting,” said Papa when he saw the Astro Bear game. “Let’s give it a try!” So the Bear family gave Astro Bear a try. Papa ended up with the lowest score. “You know,” he said, “we didn’t have video games when I was a cub. Will you give me another chance at this sometime?” “Any time at all!” said Brother and Sister, giving their papa a great big hug.

played three notes. They never bought anything sensible, and they hardly ever saved. Once in a while Sister put money in her piggy bank. But she usually shook it out again before it had a chance to cool off from her hot little hand. Brother didn’t even have a piggy bank. Mama was becoming concerned about the cubs’ carefree, spendthrift way with money. “I think Brother and Sister should have a regular allowance,” she said one evening when she and Papa were working on the family books.

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