The Berenstain Bears And The Biggest Brag is great book written to teach kids the importance of not gloating and being boastful! It’s an excellent choice book for life lessons and personal character study. It gives children the opportunity to look to the Word of God for answers and instruction.
I so very much want my kids to learn not to be a poor sport in interacting with those around them. No one likes someone that floating their own boats. I really want them to take into the consideration of others and what they may feeling. Traits such as this don’t come naturally so I’m glad the Berenstain Bears offers a book on the subject.
The Bible verse the book begins with is James 3:5 “Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great Boast”. Brother and Sister Bear in this tale are arguing over who can make most unusual cloud formations. Grandpa over hears this and reminds them that their gifts are God given and bragging is pretty foolish. and that pride goeth before a fall!
There are 24 pages in this book in this 8×8 sized book. I like the book isn’t overly large and can easily be brought along with us in the car or stored easily on our bookshelf. The illustrations are done in the classic style I’m used to when it comes to Berenstain Bears books. The story is written well for the 4-8 year old age level it’s aimed at.
As a parent, I really like that at the end of the story there’s a Activities & Questions from Brother and Sister Bear page. On this page, there’s three questions in which apply to the story. Following those questions, there’s a Get out and do it section which gives a family the opportunity to look beyond themselves and say something good about someone else at the table. The last suggestion is to use the talent God has given you to do something good for someone else!
I would most definitely recommend this book for any home, school, or church setting. This lesson can be applied to one of any age.
Interested in Purchasing? The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights) is available on Amazon in e-book ($2.99) or paperback format (3.99).
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.