The Berenstain Bears Chapter Book: The Phenom in the Family
When Sister Bear tries out for the Bear Country School swim team, she washes away the competition! Racing past the other swimmers, Sister Bear makes Papa proud. In fact, Papa Bear is so proud that he decides to train Sister into a Bearlympic competitor! Papa pushes his star swimmer to practice, practice, practice—but will Sister Bear enjoy swimming when the pressure is on?
Stan and Jan Berenstain were already successful cartoonists for magazines and adult humor books when they began writing children's books. The first story starring the bear family, The Big Honey Hunt, appeared in 1962. Since then, more than 370 Berenstain Bears books have been published, and more than 300 million copies have been sold. What began as an idea sparked by their young sons' love of reading has become over the years arguably the best-selling children's book series ever.
Since their inception, the Berenstain Bears stories have expanded to include picture books, beginning readers, and chapter books--even a hit TV show on PBS. Writing and illustrating the books has become a Berenstain family affair. Mike joined with his parents as a creative team in the late 1980s. The Bear family has expanded over the years as well. Sister Bear arrived in 1974, and baby Honey joined the family in 2000.
Though Stan died in 2005 and Jan in 2012, Mike continues to create the delightful Berenstain Bear adventures from his studio in Pennsylvania.