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The author of the book: Stan Berenstain
Date of issue: October 27th 2010
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Language: English
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The size of the: 680 KB
Edition: Random House Books for Young Readers

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Well, let me just start out by saying that I wish I could give this book 0 stars, and then burn it. I do not even know where to begin... I am just so very, VERY disappointed.

The Berenstain Bears books have been more or less popular for a few decades. This fact is part of what troubles me so much. I've read some of the other Berenstain books recently to my children, and they've been ok, but when I found this little gem (sarcasm), I was stunned.

When I was in nutrition school, and even more so since then, I have come to realize how many food issues people have, and how many of those issues are surrounded by feelings of guilt. That guilt almost inevitably leads to compulsion, and from there the cycle continues.

I understand that Stan Berenstain was attempting to help children to make better food choices, but he did it in all the wrong ways.

Example one:
(This is talking about what "Mama" notices about "brother" and "sister")
"Yes, they were chubbier from the side...they were chubbier from the front...and from the back-
Well, there was no question about it. Brother and Sister were going to have to stop eating all that junk food"

So, basically Mama bear wants her kids to stop eating junk food because they're getting "chubbier", not because she cares about their health.

And then, there's example two:
Papa asks what the family is doing with his Sugar Balls and Choco-Chums. Brother replies that "they're going into the freezer and we're going to forget about them!". Then,
"'Just a minute!' said Papa. But as he leaned over to pick up his precious goodies, there was a loud r-r-r-i-p! Papa's snack habits had caught up with him, too. He had split the seat of his overalls wide open."

Again, with the body shaming! Am I advocating unhealthy eating? Of course not. The problem I have here is with the idea that skinny = healthy. Health comes in all different sizes and shapes. This book should have focused more on how if we treat our bodies with care, they will be able to do amazing things. We will be able to run faster, live longer, and feel great! Not just look good in our clothes, or fail to "split the seat of our overalls wide open".

If you'd like to learn more about the damage of body shaming, you should check out Beauty Redefined.


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Ebook The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food (First Time Books read Online! Stan and Jan Berenstain (often called The Berenstains) were American writers and illustrators best known for creating the children's book series the Berenstain Bears. Their son Mike joined them as a creative team in the late 1980s.


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