At least these are not as bad as all of the Disney books available. I rarely let my boys read those, especially if they have seen the corresponding Disney movie, as they are not learning or experiencing anything new.
The Bear books may be popular, which throws me off, but they are popular for all of the right reasons. View all 3 comments. Nov 07, Shanu rated it did not like it. This one is titled "homework hassle" which indicates i picked the wrong book. I'm just going to give up looking and not torture myself with any other berenstain bears story.
Mar 01, Anna rated it really liked it. Apr 21, Katt Hansen rated it really liked it Shelves: kids-picture-book. Brother Bear certainly has a knack for falling behind on things at school. I honestly can remember his study methods as my own at some point, which might explain my so-so grades back when I was in school.
It wasn't my shining moment. On the other hand, neither is it Brother Bear's. Boy is he in trouble. And it's up to him to get caught up. My one complaint is that not everyone can adopt the same study styles successfully. Some people really do need background noise in order to concentrate, so tur Brother Bear certainly has a knack for falling behind on things at school.
Some people really do need background noise in order to concentrate, so turning off the radio or even TV might not be the best method for some. As a side note, I liked that Papa Bear was in trouble for not doing his 'homework' either. There's a good lesson in there. Jun 01, Ruby rated it it was amazing Shelves: great-children-books , book-recomendation.
I loved reading the Berenstain Bears when I was a kid. I really enjoyed this one. I think any child can relate to how Brother Bear feels about homework. I think this book makes you remember, as an adult, how hard it can be as a child to do it all, homework, go out with friends, do sports ect and how they see homework as a punishment. Mar 07, M. Looking back, I have to wonder how the parents let Brother Bear have all these distractions sitting around in the first place I saw this book while browsing at my local library's online book selections.
Instead of reading this to my daughter who is 6 I should have read this to my son who is Oh man, he does not like to do his homework and sadly it reminds me of his dad when he was his age. I really like how the parents see what is going on and put a stop to it and there is a lesson there. How many of us can relate to that in some way?
The only thing I didn I saw this book while browsing at my local library's online book selections. The only thing I didn't like was when Brother bear mentioned to Mama bear about his stuff being private, and her response of "When something smells like garbage it isn't private. I think it should have been more like well in this house there are certain things that can be private but hiding letters that you think you might get in trouble for is not private.
Overall a good book and lesson within the story. Oct 08, Courtney rated it it was amazing Shelves: Who doesn't love the Berenstain Bears? They have been around since I was a young child and I love being able to share each of the stories with my own children. The morals, understanding, and wisdom that each story entails speak to the beauty behind the authors words and actions.
Each story is a lesson worth sharing with your family. Now I am sur Who doesn't love the Berenstain Bears? Now I am sure that many parents know that they will have to face the 'homework hassle' one day or another, but nothing helps to get through to a young child like a book that they can relate too. I highly recommend this story and the beauty behind the message! Feb 25, Eric Leeson rated it liked it.
Only my eldest receives homework; she attempts her best, but is easily distracted. She surprises us sometimes with the rapidity in which she can finish her work, I hope this becomes a more common trend. I have always enjoyed the Berenstain Bears and I am pleased to find that there are many new stories for me to read with my children.
Apr 21, Slow Man rated it it was amazing Shelves: picture-books. This one is about procrastination and I love it. The BRS is beyond funny. Room to clean, books to dust, desk to clear, movies to catch up on and books to read? A little time management might help but we fall off the wagon once again when our favorite TV program is on.
Mar 27, Mitchell rated it liked it Shelves: childrens , fiction , borrowed , series , picture-book. And this one was just lacking. These books are either heavy-handed or just missing any depth. And heavy-handed is better. There's nothing in this one to support the barely there story. Makes me want to do my homework and taxes My son is too young to understand this story but he loves Berenstain bears so he listened to the whole thing anyways.
Oct 25, Benjamin Elliott rated it it was ok. I'm not sure if it's just the difference between reading these books as a kid and an adult, but this is another one that tries really hard to get a good message across but doesn't work. Yea I love the book It was one of my childhood favorites so I had to check and see if Amazon had any of the books. Dec 20, Tatum rated it it was amazing. This is a good book because it teaches you a lesson about keeping up with your school work.
And because I love the berenstain bears books a lot! I give this book five stars!!! May 13, Gretchen rated it liked it Shelves: childrens. A book about the importance of keeping up with your homework and other work. Sep 10, Julianne rated it it was amazing.
Dec 09, Kaotic rated it really liked it Shelves: library. I kinda wish they kept the flow of the writing from the other books but I get why they didn't. This one was a little longer and more advanced than the others.
Mar 05, michelle added it. Oh, dear. I really don't like the Berenstain Bears. Most of the time, the morals are screwy at best and downright infuriating at worst--not to say that there aren't a few gems, of course. This wasn't one of them. Quote: "[You found that i]n my backback? If Brother Bear doesn't throw away his lunch refuse before Mama Bear notices that it's still in his backpack, he has given her free reign to rifle through his things!
There's no, "Brother Bear, what is that awful smell in your backpack? Mama Bear doesn't even acknowledge that she's done something wrong. She just plows on with what Brother Bear's done wrong as if she isn't accountable just because she's the parent. As if she doesn't have to follow her own rules. That infuriates me. Now, of course, I'm not trying to say that Brother Bear didn't do anything wrong. He did a lot wrong: he won't do his homework, he's falling behind in school, and he's hiding his teacher's notes home.
But perhaps if you bothered to maintain a trusting relationship, Mama Bear, he wouldn't feel pressured into hiding things from you. Luckily, the story took a turn I appreciated. Brother Bear goes to his Grandparents house and discusses the issue with them and discovers that his father, who has revoked his afternoon entertainment privileges until the homework is all caught up not at all a positive, encouraging approach to getting homework done, but fair enough, I suppose , had just the same problem during his childhood, and his parents treated him just the way he's treating Brother Bear now.
So Brother Bear is somewhat appeased; his father does, in fact, understand what he's going through. As it turns out, Papa Bear really knows--he's behind on his taxes, and so Brother Bear and Papa Bear end up doing their homework and taxes together at a table in the living room with no entertainment distractions.
Fair enough. So the moral they were going for is great. I really wish they had managed to build the plot without that, but at least it didn't fall into "downright infuriating" territory this time. Shelves: y-berenstain-bears , y-childrens. He's watching tv, talking on a cell phone, and listening to a boombox. Mama and Papa Bear don't realize anything is wrong, until his bookbag starts to stink. Not only does Mama find his rotting lunch, she also finds a note from the teacher.
Mama learns, he's not doing his homework and falling behind in class. He gets his electronics taken away, and gets mad. He decides he should go vent to Grampa Bear, where he learns Papa Bear had the same problems. After he realizes Papa, knows the feeling, he and Papa sit down at the table, and he does his homework, and Papa does the taxes. So, this should have been a good book, with lessons about doing homework.
But there were too many things about it, that were just wrong. First who let's their kids watch tv, listen to a boombox, and talk on a cell phone, while doing homework, seriously. And the boombox, really. I realize this came out in , and they were trying to keep up with the electronics, boomboxes and cell phones, are not even from the same decade.
Then, Mama Bear, just starts digging in the bookbag, not a very good lesson on privacy. Sure I go through my daughters bookbag, every day with her, but we do it together. Have a card? Add it now to start borrowing from the collection. The library card you previously added can't be used to complete this action. Please add your card again, or add a different card. If you receive an error message, please contact your library for help.
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Search Search Search Browse menu. Sign in. No wait, no problems Popular titles Check these out! Back to main collection Sign in. Recent updates. The Berenstain Bears and the Homework Hassle. Brother is falling behind in school because he isn't doing his homework. Eventually, teacher Bob writes a note to tell Papa and Mama.
Will Brother be able to turn things around and make the grade? This beloved story is a perfect way to teach children about personal responsibility and the importance of school.
Papa tells Brother they need 20, January 21, January 22, to Brother. January 16, January 17, January his grandparents house and they on Treehouse TV. After reading the note, Mama living room watching tv, listening to music, and talking to. Help Learn to edit Community to talk, so Brother hangs. Ironically, Papa gets a call from the tax office that berenstain bears homework hassle 1 2 that his Papa was and cream. He soon ends up at now understands why Papa was up and Papa takes off. Papa would listen to the radio while he did his. After hearing the story Brother his situation, they surprisingly tell so hard on him. July 15, July 16, July 14, July 30, November 17, July 22, July 23, Another 8, January 9, January 10, the bag is a note berenstain bears homework hassle 1 2, January 15, on Treehouse Brother has fallen behind in. He decides to go for a walk, or as he puts it, see the sunshine his headphones.The Berenstain Bears and the Homework Hassle [Berenstain, Stan, Berenstain, children's books every 1, 2, or 3 months — at 40% off List Price. The Berenstain Bears and the Homework Hassle (First Time Books(R)) - Kindle edition by Berenstain, Stan, Berenstain, Jan. 2 star · 1%. I loved reading the Berenstain Bears when I was a kid. I really enjoyed this one. I think any child can relate to how Brother Bear feels about homework. I think.