The Berenstain Bears and the Sitter

The Berenstain Bears and the Sitter

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Language: English

Pages: 32

ISBN: 0394848373

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Left with a babysitter for the first time, Brother and Sister Bear are certain they won't like her. But with her bag of tricks and comforting way of tucking them in, Mrs. Grizzle wins them over.

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Brother Bear. “Because,” said Papa, “this meeting is for grown‑ups. And, besides, it won’t be over until late—way past your bedtime.” “Well, where are we going to stay?” the cubs wanted to know. “You’re going to stay right here,” said Mama, as she put down the phone. “Alone?” asked Sister. “Of course not,” said Mama. “I’ve arranged for a sitter.” “A sitter?!” said Brother. “Who is it going to be?” Sister asked. “Mrs. Grizzle, who lives in the hollow stump at the end of the road,” said

town meeting. “But who’s going to scrub our backs, read us a story, and tuck us in?” asked Sister, still a little nervous about the idea of a sitter. “I understand that Mrs. Grizzle has raised seven cubs of her own,” said Mama, putting on her hat. “And I’m sure she’s a perfectly good back scrubber, story reader, and tucker-inner.” “She’s not going to scrub my back!” Brother Bear said under his breath. Mrs. Grizzle came walking up the path to the Bears’ tree house right on time. There was no

town meeting. “But who’s going to scrub our backs, read us a story, and tuck us in?” asked Sister, still a little nervous about the idea of a sitter. “I understand that Mrs. Grizzle has raised seven cubs of her own,” said Mama, putting on her hat. “And I’m sure she’s a perfectly good back scrubber, story reader, and tucker-inner.” “She’s not going to scrub my back!” Brother Bear said under his breath. Mrs. Grizzle came walking up the path to the Bears’ tree house right on time. There was no

skedaddled. “Whew!” said Mrs. Grizzle, as she sat down in Papa’s big chair. “It sure is good to get a load off your feet!” She took off her hat and looked into her drawstring bag. There’s something about somebody looking into a bag that makes cubs very curious. “Mrs. Grizzle?” said Sister. “Yes?” “What’s in the bag?” “Nothin’ much. Just some things I take along when I go sittin’—a piece of string, a pack of cards . . . Meanwhile, over at the Town Hall, the bears were getting ready for

their important meeting. They were getting ready for speeches, voting, and arguments about some new laws. But Mama’s mind was not on the meeting. Neither was Papa’s. Mama and Papa Bear were thinking about what was going on back home. “Sister looked a little worried when we left,” fretted Mama. “So did Brother,” agreed Papa. They decided to call home and see how things were going. “Things are goin’ just fine,” said Mrs. Grizzle. “Brother and Sister can’t come to the phone right now. They’re

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