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When Brother, Sister, and Papa compete in the Bear Olympics, who will be the best?

“Hooray, hooray!” the bears all say. “The Bears’ Olympics start today!” At the Bears’ Olympics, the greatest athletes in Bear Country gather to see who can dive the deepest, climb the highest, and swing the swingiest of them all. Sister Bear runs the fastest, and Brother Bear jumps the farthest, but Papa isn’t the best at anything. Though he huffs and he puffs, he always comes last. As the events go on and the prizes are awarded, he tries harder and harder to run, jump, dive, and drive. Before the sun sets, will Papa find a sport in which he can be the best?

ABOUT Stan and Jan Berenstain

  • BIOGRAPHY

    Stan Berenstain (1923–2005) and Jan Berenstain (1923–2012) were a husband-and-wife cartooning team best known for creating the internationally beloved Berenstain Bears. Both born in Philadelphia, they met on the first day of art school, and were married after World War II. Inspired by their children’s love for Dr. Seuss, the Berenstains created a cartoon version of their own family, and with The Big Honey Hunt (1962) began a series that would stretch to more than two hundred volumes. Starring Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Sister Bear, and Brother Bear, the books quickly became popular for their evocative drawings and simple explanations of wholesome themes. The stories sold more than 200 million copies worldwide and have been adapted as movies, television shows, and amusement park attractions. The Berenstains’ younger son, Mike, has overseen the series since his parents passed away, ensuring that it will continue to be popular with each new generation of young readers. 

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