The Berenstain Bears' New Neighbors

Written by Stan & Jan Berenstain

Reviewed by Jessica D. (age 8)

This story is about some new neighbors, the Panda family, living next door to the Berenstain Bears. Brother and Sister Bear decide to play with the Panda children, even though they are different. Sister Bear plays jump rope with the two girls and Brother Bear plays soccer with the Panda boy. Papa Bear is mad because Brother and Sister Bear are playing with the Pandas since they are different. After the two families eat together, Papa Bear is not mad anymore; he decides he likes the Panda family.

My favorite characters are the two Panda girls because they have cute clothes. They also liked to jump rope, which I also like.

I liked the story because the Berenstain Bears had new neighbors. It would be exciting to have new neighbors move next to me.

My favorite part is when the girls are playing jump rope because I like to jump rope.

I felt excited when I read the story because Pap Bear was so mad and then he becomes happy.

I would recommend this book because the pictures are cute and they use pretty colors. I think preschoolers would like this book because their parents can read it to them and the pictures are so pretty.

The interesting part of this story is that I learned that you should treat different people in a nice way. You should be their friend even though they are different.

Jessica D. is a student in Mrs. Vellenga's 2nd Grade Class
2003-2004