The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Dream

The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Dream

Posted by jack_miller | Published 7 months ago

With 480 ratings

By: Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain

Purchased At: $4

This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to allay any child’s worries about bedtime and nightmares! 

Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Brother and Sister have started having bad dreams. Now it’s up to Mama and Papa to help them understand that even though bad dreams can be scary, they aren’t real. Includes over 50 bonus stickers!
MY 6 YR OLD GRAND DAUGHTER WAS HAVING NIGHTMARES, THIS BOOK REALLY HELPED HER TO UNDERSTAND WHY WE CAN HAVE BAD DREAMS. SHE REALLY LOVES ALL THE BERENSTAIN BEARS BOOKS. THEY ARE SO WONDERFUL AND TEACH REALLY GREAT LESSONS.

- knox_young

They love the entire series and this is a great one. It gives them a sense that having bad dreams happens to everyone now and then and there's no reason to be scared of the fake monsters. They are fake, right?

- amora_ross

My 4 year old nephew LOVED the stickers. He’s been having trouble sleeping lately because of a nightmare he keeps having. I’m hoping this helps! It’s kind of long for age 4 compared to his usual books, but if we are going to be up late anyways because he is afraid to go to sleep, I would say it’s worth it (and might cut down the time in the long run).

- leo_stewart

I bought this book for my granddaughter who was having bad dreams and waking up every night crying. I was hoping this would have her see that the bears also experienced the same thing.

- tucker_ward

Fun story. Useful in explaining to kids how dreams work

- austin_howard

WHO doesn't love the Berenstain Bears!? These are household favorites! And there seems to be one for almost every occasion. I get them for my kids as the situation calls for it. First day of school, Too much TV, Chores, New Baby, easing..... you name it. My 4 yr old is going to be getting a few of these for Christmas this year!! Cause Santa knows what's up!! ;)

- jorge_torres

We expanded our collection of Berenstain Bears books this Christmas. Our sons, ages 6 and 4, enjoy these books and find it easy to relate to the young bears in the series. I like to mix these stories into our rotation of bedtime books as the need arises. That's how I came to buy "The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Dream."

This past year has been an especially hard on the boys. All of the superhero movies they wanted to see - 

- chloe_perez

We own many of the Bear Cub adventures, and always find Mama Bear to be a great Mama. This is a good title, but in my opinion a little too long on the build up to the bad dreams and too short of the "dealing with the bad dreams" and I was also sad to see NO "how not to have bad dreams" discussion.

But we still like it, we still read it. My 4 year old "read" it to his stuffed money last night when the monkey didn't feel good and was resting.

BB Learn About Stranges is a better one, dealing more completely with the issue of strangers whereas this one doesn't fully address bad dreams as i would like. However, most any BB cub adventure is well recieved in this home.

- lawson_allen

My 8 year old girl and 5 year old son love Berenstain Bear books and particularly this one, it really makes them laugh. Great value and well loved.

- esther_cook

It's a classic, but after revisiting it as an adult with my children I've come to realize that it doesn't really teach kids a lesson like many of the other BB do. What's the message in Bad Dream? At the end of the book, Mama explains that dreams are your brain's way of processing your stressors and experiences from the day, but it mixes them up and sometimes creates bad dreams. The cubs don't make a mistake, and they don't learn from that mistake. It breaks from the usual routine of a children's storybook, but also fails to teach anything worthwhile.

- matias_scott

My son likes this one but its a little long and the explanation to the issue is a little convoluted. I usually just change the story and simplify the reasons for the bad dream. Plus the kids just end up sleeping in the parents bed. I mean, that's what I'm trying to prevent lol.

- lorenzo_long

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