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Stan Berenstain (Berenstain bears) dies at 82 14 years 5 days ago #148509

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Author Stan Berenstain Dies at 82 By PATRICK WALTERS, Associated Press Writer Tue Nov 29, 3:31 PM ET PHILADELPHIA - Stan Berenstain, who with his wife created the popular children's books about a loving furry family called the Berenstain Bears, has died. He was 82 and lived in Bucks County in suburban Philadelphia. He died in Pennsylvania on Saturday, said Audra Boltion, a spokeswoman for HarperCollins Children's Books in New York.In more than 200 books, the Berenstain Bears, written and illustrated by Stan and Jan Berenstain, helped children for 40 years cope with trips to the dentist, new babies in the family, eating junk food and cleaning their messy rooms.The first Berenstain Bears book, "The Big Honey Hunt," was published in 1962. The couple developed the series with children's author Theodor Geisel — better known as Dr. Seuss, then head of children's publishing at Random House — with the goal of teaching children to read while entertaining them.The books aimed to show children — and their parents — how to deal with a long list of childhood challenges, from finding ways to share and watch less TV, to overcoming the "gimmies" and not succumbing to the "in-crowd."Despite changes in society in the last four decades, little has changed in "Bears Country.""Kids still tell fibs and they mess up their rooms and they still throw tantrums in the supermarket," Stan Berenstain told The Associated Press in 2002. "Nobody gets shot. No violence. There are problems, but they're the kind of typical family problems everyone goes through."Stan and Jan Berenstain began drawing together when they met at Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art in 1941.The two married soon after he got out of World War II-era Army service and began submitting cartoons to magazines. They became contributors to The Saturday Evening Post, McCalls and Collier's.In their early years of collaboration, the couple wrote the "All in the Family" cartoon series for McCall's and Good Housekeeping. In 1962, they began an association with Geisel, who suggested that they write for children.In later years, their sons Leo and Michael joined them at writing and illustrating, and many of the recent books are credited collectively to "The Berenstains."The characters are the subject of their own public television program, DVDs and a Christmas musical.In addition to his wife, Berenstain is survived by his two sons. A private memorial service was scheduled for Wednesday.
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Stan Berenstain (Berenstain bears) dies at 82 14 years 5 days ago #148528

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Aww, I was hooked on the Berenstain Bears since I was 2. I would read one every night before going to bed.
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Stan Berenstain (Berenstain bears) dies at 82 14 years 4 days ago #148589

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I remember watching the show when I was little. and when the teacher made us watch it in 5th grade.
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Stan Berenstain (Berenstain bears) dies at 82 14 years 4 days ago #148595

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I loved those books when I was a kid.
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Stan Berenstain (Berenstain bears) dies at 82 14 years 4 days ago #148597

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:(Those books were awesome.
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Stan Berenstain (Berenstain bears) dies at 82 14 years 1 day ago #149322

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I really loved those books.
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Stan Berenstain (Berenstain bears) dies at 82 13 years 11 months ago #150551

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man, those books were my shit when I was 5 or 6.
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Stan Berenstain (Berenstain bears) dies at 82 13 years 11 months ago #150552

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ah, rest in peace brother. I still have the books.
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Stan Berenstain (Berenstain bears) dies at 82 13 years 11 months ago #150557

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I probably read all 200 when I was a kid. They were A.R. books and you got to take a test on them and if you passed you got a certain number of points and you won shit if you had the most.This man helped me win a slinky and a T-shirt, and for that i'm enternailly greatfulRest in peace
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Stan Berenstain (Berenstain bears) dies at 82 13 years 11 months ago #151438

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I was actually watching the cartoon a few days ago with my lil niece. His books will live on forever.
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