posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 09:55 AM
Just read this and for some reason it made me quite sad. My mom read them as a kid, she read them to me when I was little and I just bought a few
books for my kids the other day....
Jan Berenstain, co-creator of the Berenstain Bears passed away just the other day at the grand old age of 88. Together her and her husband Stan
created hundreds of books over the past 50 years which have charmed generations of children and adults alike. She was actively working up until the
day she died and had continued to pump out Berenstain Bear books up until the death of her husband in 2005.
Rest in Peace Jan. Your books inspired millions….
The books in recent years have tackled modern subjects such as online safety and childhood obesity, and the bears (or their human helpers) answer
children's emails and letters, but the goal is to tell enduring, universal stories. Perennial favorites cover challenges of getting kids to doing
chores, defuse fears of the first day of school and teach values of kindness and generosity.
"It's wonderful to do something you love for so many years," Jan Berenstain told the AP in 2011. "Not everyone has that."
About 260 million copies of Berenstain Bears books have been held in the hands of children and their parents since the earliest books were published
with the help of Theodor Geisel, a children's books editor at Random House better known as Dr.
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