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    Children's author Stan Berenstain, who with his wife wrote more than 200 books about a family of bears, has died at age 82.

    He passed away on Saturday in Pennsylvania, Audra Boltion, a spokeswoman for HarperCollins Children's Books, tells the Associated Press.

    The Berenstain Bears books, written by Stan and his wife Jan Berenstain, helped children cope with trips to the dentist, eating junk food and cleaning their messy rooms. The first of their bear books, The Great Honey Hunt, was published in 1962.

    The pair began drawing together when they "met in Miss Sweeny's drawing class on the first day of art school at Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art in 1941," according to their Web site. The couple developed the series with Theodor Geisel better known as Dr. Seuss who then headed children's publishing at Random House.

    Stan and Jan married soon after he got out of World War II-era Army service and began submitting cartoons to magazines, according to AP. While Stan served in the military, Jan did engineering drawing for military contractors and worked as a riveter in an aircraft factory. The couple eventually got into the book business when an editor at a New York publishing house, who had seen their magazine cartoons, asked if they would like to do a book.

    The couple's sons, Leo and Michael, joined their parents in creating the books, and many of the recent works are credited collectively to "The Berenstains." The characters have also starred on public TV, in DVDs and in a Christmas musical.
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    I am glad that he had a nice long life and was able to work with his family on a day to day a basis giving something good to world I love Berenstain Bears and look for ways to get one in when I read with the local school every week. I am no where close to having read them all, but I do have my favorites!

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    Awww. I used to read those to my daughter all the time. I'll have to tell her.

    Of course, they couldn't begin to compare to Green Eggs and Ham for her That was her all time favorite.

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    I jsut started reading a couple of the books to my kids. They kind of like them but LOVE Dr. Suess.
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    awww i used to play the educational video game as a kid

    i read this helped children cope with trips to the dentist, eating junk food and cleaning their messy rooms.

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    helped children cope with trips to the dentist, eating junk food and cloning

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    That sad, I loved reading his books as a child.

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