The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Sinister Smoke Ring

Written by Stan & Jan Berenstain

Reviewed by Rodney H. (age 9)

Has your brother been hanging with the wrong gang? If he has, this is a good book to read. In this story the Berenstain Bear Scouts try to help their brother Ralph, stop smoking. Gramps tells Ralph about what happened to his friends that smoked. Gramps takes Ralph to the graveyard to show him the stones of his friends who died from smoking. Read the story to find out if Ralph quits smoking.

I liked this book because it tells you that smoking is bad. It makes you think about trying cigarettes. My favorite part is when the Bear Scout's brother plays basketball against the gang. You should read the story to find out who wins. This book also had good color pictures that helped tell the story.

I recommend this book to people that smoke and the people that like to smoke. Maybe kids that want to smoke won't want to after they read this book.

Rodney H. is a student in Mrs. Harris' 4th Grade Class
2002-2003