The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers

By Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

While Papa endure tells the cubs why they need to by no means consult strangers, Sister starts off to view all strangers as evil till Mama brings a few logic to the matter. "The Bears' principles for secure behavior between strangers are indexed at the final pages, together with a rule in regards to the privateness of a bear's physique. an excellent publication to begin know-how in younger children."--School Library Journal.

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This is often what she observed … “I wish you’re being attentive to all this,” known as Papa to Brother undergo. “Yes, Papa,” acknowledged Brother, having a look up from his airplanes. whilst Sister requested for a bedtime tale that night, Papa stated, “Of direction! i've got simply the single! ” It was once in an outdated ebook that Papa had saved given that he was once a cub. the tale was once referred to as “Silly Goose and Wily Fox. ” It informed how foolish Goose bought right into a dialog with Wily Fox, and ahead of foolish knew relatively what was once occurring she came across herself in Wily’s lair.

She used to be pleasant to a fault. near to every person that got here her means received a huge hi. “Hello, butterfly! ” “Hello, frog! ” “Hello, Mr. Truck motive force! ” “Hello, Mrs. customer! ” Brother anxious approximately Sister’s unfastened and straightforward approach with strangers. Strangers weren’t an issue for him. no longer chatting with strangers applicable wary and cautious Brother simply high-quality. yet pleasant to-a-fault Sister used to be diversified. She talked to each person. “Sister,” stated Brother. “You’re going to need to cease that! ” “Stop what? ” she requested.

The stranger drove off following his plane, and Sister ran domestic shouting, “Brother talked to a stranger! Brother talked to a stranger! ” “But it was once an incredible orange and eco-friendly radio managed activity! ” stated Brother. “That doesn’t matter,” stated Papa. “We have ideas approximately strangers—and they’re very important! ” “We have ideas approximately tattletales, too,” acknowledged Brother, obvious at Sister. “Sister wasn’t tattling. Tattling is telling simply to be mean,” defined Mama. “And Sister used to be telling simply because she loves you and used to be frightened.

It’s advantageous within. ” “Now, here’s person who appears to be like high-quality at the outdoors … —but within, it’s all wormy. ” “Yugh! ” stated Sister. “What’s up? ” requested Brother. “A undesirable apple! ” stated Sister. “Double yugh! ” acknowledged Brother. “Hey! I’m going to the meadow to fly my new pusher airplane. are looking to come? ” “Sure,” Sister stated. “I can choose a few wildflowers! ” She felt far better now—more like her outdated pleasant self. The pusher airplane used to be an outstanding good fortune, and the cubs have been approximately to move domestic whilst a person drove onto the meadow with a tremendous attractive orange and eco-friendly version aircraft.

Requested Mama at the method domestic within the motor vehicle. Sister sat in entrance with Mama, and Brother rode in again with the barrel of apples. “All correct, I guess,” acknowledged Sister. “But there have been such a lot of strangers! ” Later at domestic, while Mama and Sister have been on the brink of make applesauce, Mama acknowledged, “You comprehend, what Papa instructed you used to be fairly correct. It’s no longer a good suggestion to speak to strangers or settle for offers or rides from them. “But,” she persevered, “that doesn’t suggest that each one strangers are undesirable. Why, likelihood is, there wasn’t a unmarried individual on that eco-friendly that may damage a fly, less a very good little cub such as you.

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