The Berenstain Bears and the Mama's Day Surprise
Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
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Mother’s Day is coming, and Mama Bear knows that Papa and the cubs are going to surprise her. She also knows that Mother’s Day in the tree house is going to be one big, messy success that she’ll have to clean up. But maybe, just maybe, Papa and the cubs have cooked up a really big surprise for Mama this year! Featuring greeting card gatefold.
and read your cards. The cubs and I will take care of everything.” And they did. When Mama got downstairs to go to work on the kitchen, she got a real surprise. It was the cleanest, shiniest, spick-and-spannest kitchen she had ever seen. “Well,” said Sister, “how did you like your Mama’s Day surprise?” “Yes,” said Brother. “How did you like it?” Honey Bear gurgled and Papa beamed. “How did I like it?” she said. “It was the most wonderful surprise any mama ever had!” Then she gave
her cubs a great big Mama Bear hug.
to do if her family’s Mother’s Day surprise was going to be a success. First, she had to find the old bed tray they used when a family member was ill. She found it at the top of one of the kitchen cabinets where she kept jars and bottles that were too nice to throw away. It had some oatmeal on it from when Papa had been in bed with a cold. She scraped off the oatmeal and put the bed tray where she knew Papa and the cubs could find it. But there was more to do. She had to make sure they
of bread. There was powdered sugar, too. But it was all caked up like a rock. They were out of eggs. But that wouldn’t be a problem. She could get farm-fresh eggs from Farmer Ben. Nor would sweet cream, sweet butter, and powdered sugar be a problem. She would get those at the supermarket. But fresh blueberries? It was much too early in the season for blueberries. The cubs were with Mama on her next trip to the supermarket. She didn’t want to spoil their surprise, so she gave them a
little shopping list to take care of while she put sweet cream, sweet butter, and powdered sugar into her cart. She also bought some extra cleanser and scouring pads for the big Mother’s Day clean-up. She looked high and low for blueberries, but there were none to be found. It turned out that Gran had frozen some last season. That took care of the blueberries. Mama was also pretty sure that a new bathrobe was going to be part of her Mother’s Day surprise. She caught the cubs checking the