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In honor of Children's Picture Book Day I reviewed was "The Berenstain Bears Easter Magic." The e-book is approximately 8 pages and the physical board book is said to be 10 pages, which can be a good thing if your toddler doesn't have have much of an attention span at the moment yet you want to read to him or her before bedtime.
The book, by Jan and Stan Berenstain, features Brother Bear and Sister Bear. It takes the reader through a short journey as winter turns to spring and Easter then begins. I found the content to be very endearing with the cute rhymes and adorable illustrations it contains. No, this short story did not contain any moral or lesson, but I did feel it to be a good introduction for my son to the Berenstain Bears books and possibly TV shows.
Yes, it was short, but it did maintain my son's attention which I was grateful for! The rhymes caught his attention and he enjoyed the bright and colorful illustrations typical to The Berenstain Bear books. This was his first introduction to The Berenstain Bears and he took such a liking to the illustrations and the rhymes. He expressed that he would like us to read more of their books together.
Bookshelf: It was very short in content, so if you are looking for something more lengthy, this would not be an ideal book. I give it a Bookshelf rating, however, and I encourage parents to give it a chance since it did spark my son's interest in reading more of the Berenstain Bear books together and it may spark your child's interest as well. Isn't this the goal of a children's book?
*Reviewer was provided with a free copy from Netgalley.com*