Small Bear is an only child who is out-growing his little bed. Papa Bear makes him a new larger one and explains that a new baby will soon need the little bed. Small Bear soon has a new baby sister. Now he is THE BIG BROTHER! "That night he stretched out proudly in his bigger bed. "Aah!" he said. "Being a big brother is going to be fun." Recommended for ages 4 to 8.
Format: Paperback Vendor: Random House, Inc Publication Date: 1974 Dimensions: 8 X 8 (inches) ISBN: 0394829085
Illus. in full color. "This brightly illustrated story tells of a youngster's happy acceptance of a new addition to the family and how Mama and Papa Bear assist him with the adjustment."--Booklist.
Stan and Jan Berenstain were both born in 1923 in Philadelphia. They didn't know each other as children, but met later at school, at the Philadelphia College of Art. They liked each other right away, and found out that the both enjoyed the same kinds of books, plays, music and art. During World War II, Stan was a medical assistant in the Army, and Jan worked in an airplane factory. When the war was over, they got married and began to work together as artists and writers, primarily drawing cartoons for popular magazines. After having their two sons Leo and Michael, the Berenstains decided to write some funny children's books that their children and other children could read and enjoy. Their first published children's book was called The Big Honey Hunt. It was about a family of bears, who later became known as the "Berenstain Bears."
Stan and Jan planned all of their books together. They both wrote the stories and created the pictures. They continued to live outside of Philadelphia in the country. There are now over 300 Berenstain Bears books.