February 27, 2012
Remembering Jan Berenstain, co-creator of ‘The Berenstain Bears’

In a sad development for those who grew up with her ubiquitous children’s books, Jan Berenstain, co-creator of The Berenstain Bears, died on Friday at age 88 after suffering a severe stroke the day before, reports the Associated Press. The longtime resident of Solebury, Pennsylvania is survived by four grandchildren and her two sons, one of which, named Mike, told the AP’s Joann Loviglio that his mother remained productive until the end. ”She was working on two books and had been doing illustrations until the day before she passed away.” All told, about 260 million of the jovial books filled with time-tested, family-oriented adages made their way into the hands of children and parents since the series first began.
Read more. [Image: Associated Press]

Remembering Jan Berenstain, co-creator of ‘The Berenstain Bears’

In a sad development for those who grew up with her ubiquitous children’s books, Jan Berenstain, co-creator of The Berenstain Bears, died on Friday at age 88 after suffering a severe stroke the day before, reports the Associated Press. The longtime resident of Solebury, Pennsylvania is survived by four grandchildren and her two sons, one of which, named Mike, told the AP’s Joann Loviglio that his mother remained productive until the end. ”She was working on two books and had been doing illustrations until the day before she passed away.” All told, about 260 million of the jovial books filled with time-tested, family-oriented adages made their way into the hands of children and parents since the series first began.

Read more. [Image: Associated Press]

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    This is devastating news. These books were my favorite.
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    RIP, childhood.
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    :( My kids will read her books!
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    R.I.P.
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    RIP Jan Berenstain
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    Sad news, everybody.
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    R.I.P., Ms. Berenstain. I grew up with your books, and I’ll always keep all the childhood memories that you and your...
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