The Berenstain Bears Think of Those in Need (First Time Books(R))
Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
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Stuff in the closets, stuff in the drawers, stuff in the attic--too much stuff everywhere! Mama Bear convinces the family that cleaning out the house can not only simplify their cluttered lives, but also benefit those who are in need!
up. Their last stop was the Beartown Bears Who Care store. This was a store that sold things to raise money for needy bears—bears who needed warm clothes and good food. The store was run by bears who wore uniforms and often played in a band in front of the store. The Bears lugged all their old clothes and furniture and stuff into the store. On the way, they stopped to sing a few Christmas carols with the band. There was a big iron pot out on the sidewalk for collecting money for the needy.
in the windows … except maybe out of the corners of their eyes.
on the stairs and about a squeaky duck that Sister had left in the bathtub. But there was much more on Mama’s mind than Fast Wheels cars and squeaky ducks. What was beginning to worry her was that they had so much, while some others had so little. And as sometimes happens with a worry, when you go to bed, it can turn into a nightmare. That’s what happened to Mama. One night she dreamed that all their stuff came to life and poured out of every drawer and closet and nook and cranny in the tree
house, chanting, “Too much stuff! Too much stuff!” “What’s the matter?” asked Papa when Mama woke up screaming. “It was just a dream, my dear,” Mama said. But though it was just a dream, she knew what she had to do. The next morning, at breakfast, she made an announcement. “This family,” she said firmly, “has altogether too much stuff. It’s time to get rid of some of it.” “Stuff?” said Brother. “What sort of stuff?” “Stuff like dolls with no heads,” Mama said, “broken airplane models, old
there was hardly enough room left for them. “Where are we going?” asked Sister. “First stop,” said Mama, “is the Old Bears’ Home.” The Old Bears’ Home was where older bears went to live when they needed help taking care of themselves. Nurses and doctors looked after them and made sure they were in good health. But sometimes the older bears got a little lonely and bored. They liked visitors and things to do. That was part of Mama’s plan. When the family arrived at the Old Bears’ Home, they