With the Easter holiday approaching this coming weekend, many parents wonder how to explain the true meaning of Easter isn’t all eggs, chocolate, and bunnies. Mike Berenstain’s offers a solution to this dilemma with his delightful children’s book The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights) (Zonderkidz, 2012).
The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story follows the bear cubs through a play about the true meaning of Easter, something children don’t get enough time in church to hear. While the book is a helpful tool for parents in opening a discussion about spring’s most popular holiday without being overly preachy, their children will enjoy the Berenstain characters and easy-to-understand story. Sunday School teachers will also find The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story an essential tool for a special Easter class.
I don’t have children, but if I did, The Berenstain Bears collection of books would be among the first to which I would encourage them to read, especially the heartwarming tale about Easter. May you all have a blessed holiday.