Co-Creator of ‘Berenstain Bears’ Dies. My Childhood Weeps.

Say what you will about my general insanity and permanently juvenile behavior. There’s a lot there to work with. Despite all of that though, I’ve always been a voracious reader. It started as a little Caff-Powered, when my parents read to me every evening. The books that stick out from my nascent years? Among other things, the  Berenstain Bears.

Robot 6:

Jan Berenstain, who with her husband Stan created the popular children’s book characters the Berenstain Bears, passed away Friday at a hospital near her home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Berenstain, 88, had suffered a stroke earlier in the week. Since the release of  The Big Honey Hunt  in 1962, the Berenstain Bears series has grown to more than 300 books and sold about 260 million copies worldwide, inspiring animated television specials and series, museum exhibits and a stage show. Stan Berenstain passed away in 2005 at age 82.

I’m pouring out  a 40 oz of Dew for you, my friend.