The Mystery of The Berensta(e)in Bears Books (which happen to be 40% off at BookBar right now!)

BookBar Thu, 11/16/2017 - 9:43am

There has been a slowly dawning phenomena over the past several years, most specifically as Millennials have come of age and begun their phase of existential introspection. The time for nostalgic remembrance, the longing for the “simpler” times–that stage of life when one can, for the first time, begin to appreciate the breadth of time, and both how much and how little time has truly passed. Looking back through the haze of N’Sync, Harry Potter, Furbys, Nu Rock, when the VMAs were still relevant, Hey Arnold!, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas reveals the curious case of The Berensta(e)in Bears. Countless life lessons were learned through the mistakes and misadventures of these excessively strange looking bears. They had honest struggles, fights, and disagreements, but they always reminded us of the sacred and priceless love of family and friends. You can ask nearly anyone from this generation how they remember the lovable family of bears, and they will almost unanimously tell you the same thing: they were the best, and their last name was Berenstein. If nothing about that statement strikes you as odd, then you are one of the many, because at this point in time, they are actually the BerenstAin Bears. I say at this point in time, because as you will see, there are many who would have you believe that in fact, this hasn’t always been the case.