Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story

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<ul><li><p>He has risen!</p><p>Mark 16:6</p><p>ZONDERKIDZ</p><p>The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story </p><p>Copyright 2012 by Berenstain Publishing, Inc. Illustrations 2012 by Berenstain Publishing, Inc.</p><p>Requests for information should be addressed to:</p><p>Zonderkidz, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530 </p><p>Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataBerenstain, Jan, 1923 2012 </p><p> The Berenstain Bears and the Easter story / written by Jan and Mike Berenstain. p. cm. Summary: Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear know more about Easter candy than Easter itself until their Sunday School teacher, Missus Ursula, takes them to see a passion play performed by another class. ISBN 978-0-310-72087-4 (softcover) [1. EasterFiction. 2. Jesus ChristPassionFiction. 3. Jesus ChristResurrectionFiction. 4. Christian lifeFiction. 5. BearsFiction.] I Berenstain, Mike, 1951- II. Title. PZ7.B44826Bds 2012 [E]dc23 2011023553</p><p>All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.</p><p>Any Internet addresses (websites, blogs, etc.) and telephone numbers in this book are offered as a resource. They are not intended in any way to be or imply an endorsement by Zondervan, nor does Zondervan vouch for the content of these sites and numbers for the life of this book. </p><p>All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or any other except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the prior permission of the publisher.</p><p>Zonderkidz is a trademark of Zondervan.</p><p>Editor: Mary Hassinger Art direction: Cindy Davis</p><p>Printed in China</p><p>12 13 14 15 16 17 18 /LPC/ 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4</p><p>He has risen!Mark 16:6</p><p>0310720877_easterstory_int.indd 1 10/30/12 11:05 AM</p></li><li><p> It was springtime in Bear Country, and Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear were thinking about Easter. Actually, they were thinking about Easter candy. They loved Easter candythere were so many different kinds! They were even thinking about it on their way to Sunday school one fine spring morning.</p><p>0310720877_easterstory_int.indd 4 10/30/12 11:06 AM</p></li><li><p> My favorite Easter candy is chocolate bunnies, said Brother. My favorite is marshmallow chicks, said Sister. Jelly beans! cried Honey Bear. Their Sunday school teacher, Missus Ursula, overheard them. I like the black jelly beans best, she smiled. But, you know, theres much more to Easter than chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and jelly beansblack or otherwise. Sure, we know that, said Brother. Sure, said Sister. Sure! said Honey.</p><p>0310720877_easterstory_int.indd 7 10/30/12 11:06 AM</p></li><li><p> Oh? said Missus Ursula. Then why dont you tell the class all about Easter? Well, said Brother, scratching his head, its about stuff in the Bible. Yeah, agreed Sister. Bible stuff. Stuff! nodded Honey. Hmmm, said Missus Ursula. Maybe its time we learned a little more about this Bible stuff. It happens that the cubs in the next class are about to put on a play called The Easter Story. Can we watch, Missus Ursula? the cubs asked. Just what I was about to suggest, she said.</p><p>0310720877_easterstory_int.indd 8 10/30/12 11:06 AM</p></li></ul>