The Bike Lesson is a perfect story for beginning readers, who will delight in spotting the dangers of the road before Father Bear does. And beginning bicylists will want to find out whether Small Bear will get a chance to read his new bike! The Berenstain Bears are back with another hair-brained adventure, this time when Father Bear tries to teach Small Bear how to ride a bicycle. It looks like Father Bear might need to take note of the lessons himself! Beginner Books have been designed to appeal directly to children through the use of humour, rhyme and bright pictures that can be 'read' even by the non-reading child. Key title / "I can read it all by myself" is the Beginner Books motto, and behind it is an understanding of how important it is for children to take pride amd pleasure in their early reading. / Beginner Books have been designed to appeal directly to children through the use of humour, rhyme, and bright pictures that can be "read" even by the non-reading child. / Some Beginner Books are simple stories, others are hilarious nonsense: both types have been designed to give children confidence and make them go on reading
Stan and Jan Berenstain were already successful cartoonists for magazines and adult humour books when they began writing children's books. The first story starring the bear family, The Big Honey Hunt, appeared in 1962. Since then, more than 250 Berenstain Bears books have been published, and more than 260 million copies have been sold. What began as an idea sparked by their young sons' interest in children's books has become over the years arguably the best-selling children's book series ever.