Book Review: Stan and Jan Berenstain’s Inside, Outside, Upside Down

Posted December 22, 2015 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Children's

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review:  Stan and Jan Berenstain’s Inside, Outside, Upside Down

Inside, Outside, Upside Down


Jan Berenstain, Stan Berenstain

It is part of the The Berenstain Bears Bright & Early series and is a fantasy that was published by Random House Trade Paperbacks on December 1, 2000 and has 27 pages.

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The target for The Berenstain Bears Bright & Early series is the beginning of the beginningest early readers.

My Take

Just like little kids or the cat as this little bear explores a box using very easy words to describe the child bear’s actions and introduces the concepts of inside, outside, and upside down. There are some nice bits of humor that I suspect were tucked in for Mom and Dad to enjoy.

It also provides some fun for the kids with that arrow on the box — be sure to point that arrow out to the kids. They’ll love what it means, lol.

The illustrations are sweet pastels and quite explicit about the title words.

It’s also sweet as the Berenstains build on a few words until they put them together and then start again. A great opportunity for kids to learn concept words and for Mom and Dad to discuss them.

A short adventure that I’ll hope no one emulates!

The Story

It’s an adventure of exploration as a bear explores a carton that gets carried away!

The Characters

Young bear who explores. Moving man who transports and provides all sorts of action. Mother waiting at the door.

The Cover and Title

The cover is has a plain white background a pants- and shirt-wearing bear demonstrating that he’s Inside, Outside, Upside Down.