Jan Berenstain, who created the popular children's books about the family of lovable "Berenstain Bears," has died in Philadelphia, her publisher said on Monday, after suffering a stroke late last week. She was 88. One of my favorite book series from elementary school!
The first Berenstain Bear book was published in 1962 and was called The Big Honey Hunt. It was published by Dr. Seuss' own imprint, Beginner Books. More than 260 million copies have been sold since then (that's for the whole series, of course, not just The Big Honey Hunt).