Wiki Wormhole: Let Wikipedia take you to Berenstain Bear country
With more than 4.9 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or sketching out your crazy children’s book-based alternate universe theory. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 4,968,666-week series, Wiki Wormhole.
This week’s entry: Berenstain Bears
The first edition of The Big Honey Hunt, and a reprint with updated artwork
What it’s about: Anyone who’s had or been a child in the last 40 years is no doubt either delighted by or utterly sick of the Berenstain Bears, a long-running children’s book series, TV series, and perpetually-in-development movie about a family of anthropomorphic ursines who learn valuable life lessons, like “Don’t name your kids ‘Brother’ and ‘Sister’,” and “It’s spelled -a-i-n, dammit!” Since publishing The Big Honey Hunt in 1962, husband-and-wife authors Jan and Stan …