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Jan Berenstain, Michael BerenstainZonderKidz / 2009 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$2.795 out of 5 stars for Living Lights: The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks. View reviews of this product. 3 Reviews
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LPSOCanadaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Good book!July 27, 2012LPSOCanadaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5This is a very good series and my daughter and I really enjoy it.
Jet WWestern PennsylvaniaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great BooksJanuary 5, 2011Jet WWestern PennsylvaniaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I actually bought these books for my 25 year old daughter. She has every Berenstain book and these are a nice edition to her collection. Nice life lessons and good values.
Kristina5 Stars Out Of 5October 4, 2009KristinaIn this new title, the familiar Berenstain bear family delivers some hand made furniture to some friends on a farm. For payment, the family gives Papa some produce - and a fat turkey called Squanto (named, we learn, after the famous "Native Bear" who helped the Pilgrims plant their corn). Papa's mouth is already watering, imagining the turkey complimenting his Thanksgiving dinner, but Sister has "never met her Thanksgiving dinner before." She wants to keep Squanto as a pet, but Papa isn't convinced.Trying to distract Sister, Mama suggests Sister and Brother put on a Thanksgiving play for all the relatives. Soon the kids are putting on a fine Thanksgiving show offering the very basics about the Pilgrims and their desire to worship God freely, the Mayflower, and Squanto.However, when Mama calls "Dinnertime!", Sister suddenly remembers Squanto. But she's relieved when Papa points out the window at the pen he's made for the family's new pet: the turkey Squanto. A fine salmon is the center of the family's Thanksgiving dinner and when prayers of thanksgiving to God go round, Sister adds, "And I am especially thankful for my wonderful new pet, Squanto to the turkey!" "AMEN!" everyone cries.The last page of the book offers a few conversation-starting questions and project ideas about giving thanks and the Thanksgiving holiday.What I Like: My four year old loves the Berenstain bear books, and this title is no exception. It's a fun reminder of the basics of why we celebrate Thanksgiving: to remember an important part of history and to thank God for all he gives us. The Christian content in this book is, in my opinion, just right. It is neither an afterthought, nor does it get in the way of the story or become preachy. What I Dislike: The questions and projects page could be better, but the story itself is a big hit in my household.Overall Rating: Excellent.Kristina Seleshanko, Managing EditorChristian Children's Book Review
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