The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies

The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Language: English

Pages: 32

ISBN: 0394805666

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Brother and Sister Bear want everything in sight, and they throw tantrums when they don't get what they want. Wisely Mama and Papa deal with this childhood malady by teaching the cubs about the family budget and the importance of appreciating all that they have already.  
















the galloping greedy gimmies. [1. Selfishness—Fiction 2. Behavior—Fiction. 3. Bears—Fiction.) I. Berenstain, Jan. II. Title. III. Series: Berenstain, Stan. First time books. PZ7.B4483Beoh 1988 [E] 88 42587 eISBN: 978-0-375-98942-1 v3.1 Contents Cover Title Page Copyright First Page Of course, the members of the Bear family, who lived in the big tree house down a sunny dirt road in Bear Country, loved each other. They loved each other very much. Brother and Sister Bear loved

case, ya say?’ said Gramps, looking Papa in the eye. “Seems to me you were quite a gimmie-cub yourself when you were little.” Brother and Sister sneaked to the top of the stairs so they could hear better. “I was?” said Papa. “Of course, we didn’t have malls or supermarkets back then. But there was old Rufe Grizzly’s General Store. Wonderful place. Sold just about everything—honey cake, licorice sticks, molasses apples, and all sorts of toys and novelties. And did you ever have the

Mama. “Me too,” said Papa. The cubs tiptoed back to their room. It sounded okay to them, too. The next time the Bear family went to the supermarket, they tried the Gramps-and-Gran plan. And it worked! Brother decided he would get a book about dinosaurs, and Sister wanted a new box of crayons. Mama and Papa were very proud when the cubs passed the candy rack without so much as a peep. Brother and Sister were pretty proud of themselves, too. But then they heard it: the familiar

“And Chewy Chompers! My favorite!” whined Brother. “Now, hush!” said Mama. “I simply won’t listen to another word …” That’s when Papa Bear smiled and said, “Now, Mama, you’re only young once,” and handed the cubs their favorite treats. “It’s only too true,” said Mama as they were leaving the supermarket, “that you’re only young once. But that’s all the more reason to learn proper behavior while you’re still young, and I certainly think—” “Look! Look!” shouted Sister. “A new ride!”

“But that’s no excuse for jumping up and down and making a scene every time they see something they want—” “Look! Look!” shouted the cubs once again. “Little rubber cats that stick out their tongues when you squeeze them!” “Cubs,” said Mama, “that will be quite enough! I don’t want to hear another word …” “Oh please!” they shouted. “May we have them? Please! Please! Please!” Papa decided it was time to put a stop to all the fussing. “Stop that fussing!” he said in his loudest

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