The Berenstain Bears have been children’s favorites since the first title was published in 1962. The son of the original cartoonist took over the franchise in the 1980s. Mike Berenstain is a Christian, and he brings out explicit Christian themes in one line of the books published by Zondervan. Go here for those titles.
A Jewish dad writes about why his four-year-old loves the Bears in the New York Times Magazine. He was taken aback by the Christian titles, though he doesn’t mind them too much. Read what he says after the jump.